Today, after an incredible journey and painstaking restoration programme, SM 520 plays a centre stage role at the Boultbee Flight Academy, based at the Goodwood Aerodrome Nr Chichester. The BFA is the only accredited Spitfire training school in the world and as Spitfire guardians, aims to create an environment where the skills needed to fly these historic and iconic machines can be passed on, ensuring they continue to grace our skies for many years to come.
Steve Boultbee Brooks, Chairman of Boultbee LDN, comments:
“Such splendid machines were built to be used, not to be museum pieces. The Spitfire is an awesome example of engineering skill, which should continue to be flown over Britain for generations to come.”
“The BFA’s mission is to safeguard the Spitfire legend and we are immensely proud to be supporting the Academy in achieving that aim.”
To find out more about Boultbee Flight Academy, click here
[Photo by John M. Dibbs]