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The Silver Spitfire

September 22, 2022

In 2019 a team of intrepid aviators undertook the most challenging expedition ever attempted in a single-engined World War II era aircraft. After years of planning, the team from Spitfires.com flew a silver Spitfire right around the world, taking in some of the most famous landmarks on the planet from the Grand Canyon in the West, to the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji in the East.

The Spitfire is recognised as an emblem of freedom across the globe, and the expedition promoted the ‘Best of British’ worldwide, showcasing the nation’s heritage in engineering excellence, through an aircraft that changed the course of history. The expedition reunited the Spitfire with many countries that owe their freedom, at least in part, to this iconic aircraft.

120 days after departing Goodwood on 5 August 2019, having visited 24 countries, having flown 22,130 nautical miles, and having overcome many challenges, the Silver Spitfire touched down once again on the West Sussex turf, piloted by Matt Jones. Matt, the chief pilot, will deliver a unique, inspiring and abundantly illustrated talk about his adventures on this epic expedition.

This event will be in person in the Clubhouse and broadcast on BM.tv Livestream

The Members' Bar will be open from 6pm and hot food will be available.

COVID Safety

We have been working hard to implement Covid safety measures to ensure all our events are safe and enjoyable for all our visitors. Our events will follow the latest Government guidelines, please visit our Visitor Safety FAQ for full details.

Plan your visit

Date

September 22, 2022 7.30pm - 10:00pm

Tickets

Members £4.00 

Volunteers £6.00 

Non Members £8.00

Livestream Free 

To book tickets click here

Getting Here

Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, KT13 0QN

For evening talks, please use the Campbell Gate (signposted “JTI”) on Brooklands Road using the above postcode. Do not follow brown signs to the museum. Parking is free.

Accessibility

Stepped access to the Napier-Room

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Contact

To book your tickets click the book links in the ticket information block or email talks@brooklandsmembers.co.uk

Livestream bookings will be sent the web link in advance of the talk.