Since leaving the United Kingdom back in August, pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones have chalked up an impressive 6,449 nautical miles on their “Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight” expedition. As the unprecedented round-the-world trip enters its fifth week, we caught up with the daring duo to find out more about their visit to Los Angeles and their trek up America’s western seaboard.
“Fresh from Las Vegas, we enjoyed a fabulous few days in Santa Monica. The runway is right in the middle of the city, so as we came into land we passed right by houses and back gardens. We could see a lot of people rushing out to catch sight of our beautiful Spitfire, which was a lovely treat for us - and for them too!”
“We thought our trip to Los Angeles wouldn’t be complete without paying homage to the famous Hollywood sign, and we had a brilliant opportunity to fly right by alongside our friends at Pursuit Aviation. It was the perfect way to bring together our Silver Spitfire with the silver screen, as we prepared to say goodbye to L.A.”
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