This Battle of Britain pilot is set to fly a Spitfire again at the age of 96

allanscottRAFAs the Royal Air Force prepares to celebrate its centenary, Second World War Spitfire ace Allan Scott tells Dean Kirby why he is still flying high at the age of 96.

At his bungalow in the heart of rural Shropshire, Squadron Leader Allan Scott is gazing at a portrait of himself as a young man wearing the distinctive blue uniform of the Royal Air Force.

The face that beam’s back at the 96-year-old is…

via This Battle of Britain pilot is set to fly a Spitfire again at the age of 96 – The i – iweekend #26

13 thoughts on “This Battle of Britain pilot is set to fly a Spitfire again at the age of 96

  1. There are more of them than I would have thought. There are at least a dozen of the Tuskegee Flyers left in Massachusetts, so there are undoubted more in other states. They are old, but they don’t seem nearly as old as they are. They stand straight and they do love to fly.

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  2. Our Tuskegee Flyers are still flying too and it’s wonderful to see them in action. They give me hope for my older years. They aren’t running any marathons, but they live to fly and they also work on maintaining the airplanes in the hangar.

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