This is pretty incredible. Britain’s Joy Lofthouse was a WW2 veteran in Britain’s Air Transport Auxiliary and she flew Spitfires. The ATA made an enormous contribution to the war effort by taking over from service pilots the task of ferrying Royal Air Force and Royal Navy warplanes between factories, maintenance units and front-line squadrons.
Seven decades after her last flight in the iconic plane, Joy described the experience as “lovely: it was perfect”, making her feel “quite young.”
And let’s just note for the record that her last name is “Lofthouse.” Clearly she was meant for the skies.
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