Museum Profile: Solent Sky – Southampton

The skies and shores around the Solent paved the way for aerial innovation for many years during the formative era of British aviation. From the historic Schneider Air Races from Calshot to the unbreakable bond with the Supermarine Spitfire and Flying Boat operations, the area is rich with aviation history. The areas links to … Continue reading Museum Profile: Solent Sky – Southampton

Supermarine Type 300 – K5054: The Spitfire Is Born

- "I Don't Want Anything Touched" - The famous words uttered by Supermarine and Vickers test pilot Joseph "Mutt" Summers following the first ever flight of the new Supermarine Type 300 at Eastleigh, better known as the Spitfire. These words of praise clearly meant that Summers had very little to complain about following his introduction … Continue reading Supermarine Type 300 – K5054: The Spitfire Is Born