The Spitfire Series
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.
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.
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.
Sounds of the Spitfire, with Gerry Jones and Tim Granshaw
As the Silver Spitfire continues on its epic round-the-world journey, our host John Hudson takes a look under the hood with Chief Engineer Gerry Jones and Boultbee Head of Operations Tim Granshaw. They talk about how the iconic sound of a Spitfire is created and how the crew prepared for the engineering challenges during the Longest Flight.