Spitfire Flying Today

There are still 55 Spitfires in flying condition today. 29 of these are found in the UK.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Formed in 1957 and operated by the RAF, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight includes seven airworthy Spitfires including P7350, a MkIIa model that actually fought in the Battle of Britain.

Spitfire F Mk.Ia N3200 (G-CFGJ)

Spitfire F Mk.Ia N3200 (G-CFGJ)

This particular aircraft was shot down over Dunkirk on 26 May 1940. It was eventually recovered later in the war, restored and donated to the Imperial War Museum. Its first post-restoration flight took place on 26 March 2014.

Spitfire F Mk.Ia P9374 (G-MKIA)

Spitfire F Mk.Ia P9374 (G-MKIA)

Shot down over Calais on 24 May 1940, this Spitfire was eventually claimed by the beach where it crash landed. The airframe was recovered in 1980 and restored. In 2011, she made her first flight at Duxford.

Spitfire Tr.9 ML407 (G-LFIX)

Spitfire Tr.9 ML407 (G-LFIX)

The “Grace” Spitfire is a two-seater that first served with 485 Squadron. It then was acquired by the Irish Air Corps after the war where it was turned into a two-seat trainer. It now belongs to Carolyn Grace.