Spitfire MH434 Starring at Festival

The sight of a Spitfire flying anywhere in the world is something to be relished, but there can be few better backdrops than the beautiful chalk downs of south-west Wiltshire, home to the Chalke Valley History Festival.  And while there are now around fifty of these amazing aircraft still flying around the world, there is none to compare with the Old Flying Machine Company’s Mk IX Spitfire, the famous MH434.  The most completely original Spitfire still flying, this incredible machine has a fine war record and has since gone on to have an equally impressive post-war career, as the personal mount of the legendary Ray Hanna and star of numerous films, television programmes, and, of course air shows.

Accompanying this lovely Spit will be the OFMC P-51D Mustang.  The aircraft will perform in formation and individually in what promises to be one of the highlights of the Festival weekend.

‘I’m thrilled MH434 is coming,’ says Sarah Hanna, the director of the Old Flying Machine Company and part owner of both aircraft.  ‘This is the finest Spitfire flying and it is wonderful to be part of the Chalke Valley History Festival.’  Amen to that.  We can’t wait…