Local Sheffield resident flies in the back seat of a wartime Spitfire from Biggin Hill

Sheffielder Joan Elliott was strapped into the back seat of Spitfire MJ627 on Friday May 7for a flight over Kent known as ‘the Battle of Britain County’.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:27 am
Local Sheffield resident, Joan Elliott, flies in the back seat of a wartime Spitfire from Biggin Hill

Flown by resident pilot Jez Britcher, it was a case of ‘girl power’ as the aircraft soared over the lush countryside giving Joan the thrill of a lifetime.

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Joan was given the opportunity after winning a competition in the Daily Express newspaper last year.