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June 2002

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Spitfires Scorch the Skies

When international manufacturer Karel Bos purchased a World War II-era Spitfire from a British restoration company, he fulfilled a boyhood dream. Then the Dutch businessman did one better and bought the company, which sells the sky-scorching planes for more than a million dollars each.

Web Links

Historic Flying Limited
Website for the company dedicated to restoring surviving Spitfires. This site also includes some history and basic information about the Spitfire, including aircraft currently for sale.

Royal Air Force
The official site of the Royal Air Force. Learn more about what it’s like to be in the RAF today, as well as its history.

Royal Air Force Museum
Visit this website to learn more about Royal Air Force Museum, Britain’s only national museum dedicated wholly to aviation. Included is information about the museum’s collections, services, and administration.

The Spitfire Society
Connect with others interested in Spitfires and their history, aviation, and aeronautics. A wide variety of educational and research opportunities related to Spitfires are discussed.

Submarine Spitfire
A brief history of this revered plane is outlined.

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“Restored to Former Glory” www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/people/historic_flying.shtml.

Mondey, David, ed. The International Encyclopedia of Aviation. Crown Publishers, Inc., 1977.

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