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The WWII-era fighter will stop in 30 countries, and cover 27,000 miles on a round-the-world flight.
The Rolls-Royce Merlin engine roared to life as it performed a final run-up at the end of the airstrip. The low-pitched rumble climbed to a throaty snarl as the English-built, liquid cooled V-12 screamed and echoed throughout the entire space of the Goodwood Aerodrome. It was time to put down the Pimm's and wander over to join the throngs of spruced-up gentry gathering along a grass runway, so well groomed that it would be hard to believe was ever used if an idling Spitfire hadn’t been positioned at the end of it. The Silver Spitfire was about to depart on a daring round-the-world flight stopping in roughly 30 countries and covering some 27,000 miles. Dubbed "The Longest Flight," over 100 individual legs make up the entire journey. It's taken IWC and the Boultbee Flying Academy two and a half years of planning, building, and practicing to get to this point.
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