92 year-old former Spitfire pilot flies in one again...and she's a lady!

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  1. buffnut453

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    Truelly fantastic
     
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    Loved that! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    It surprised me that they didnt use the radios. Great video
     
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    IIRC radios were typically fitted at the squadron level so the aircraft used by ferry pilots wouldn't necessarily have radios installed.
     
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    The lady concerned flew 18 types and they never used radio, they wernt trained in radio protocol. Another female pilot I remember was delivering an AC to an airfield in low visibility when she saw her colleague landing on the same runway but the opposite direction, almost a head on crash. She never mentioned radio at all.
     
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    Superb! And what a sprightly lady !
     
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    Great video! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Joy Lofthouse from the OP is in some of the videos.
     
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    Some of these women are quite remarkable. I have been reading up on the F100 and was astonished to read that a 71 year old woman went supersonic in one. At the time she must have been the oldest member of the sonic club
     
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