The Spitfire Series
Passion for Flight, with Pilot Matt Jones
In the first episode of The Spitfire Series our host John Hudson sits down with Matt Jones, Co-Founder of Boultbee Academy and the lead Pilot on the Longest Flight expedition, to talk about how he came to pilot the iconic Spitfire and what it's like to actually fly one as well as revealing more about the Longest Flight.
The Longest Flight, with Lachlan Monro
On this week's episode, our host John Hudson sits down with Lachlan Monro, Project Director of the Silver Spitfire expedition. Lachlan is in charge of the organisation, logistics and planning of the Longest Flight. In addition, he's not just responsible for the crew's movement, but also airspace access, clearance from international bodies to fly near monuments, and getting the Silver Spitfire into some countries it has never flown in before. They talk about how the last two years of planning, restoration and organisation have been and the work that goes into pulling off a feat of this magnitude.
Restoring a Spitfire, with Martin Overall
On this week's episode, our host John Hudson speaks with Martin Overall, Chief Engineer at the Aircraft Restoration Company, who has been working on preparing the Silver Spitfire for the Longest Flight. They discuss the importance of restoring these iconic machines, the intricacies and details that are vital to a successful restoration and the challenges and hurdles they overcame to bring the Silver Spitfire back to life.
Craft and Design, with David Seyffer
On this week's episode, our host John Hudson speaks with IWC Schaffhausen's resident historian, David Seyffer. They discuss the history of the Spitfire and IWC's Pilot Watches, and the intricate craft and design that goes into creating both iconic works.