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NX628BL / BL628/YO-D (cn CBAF.1660) I took this photo during the first air to air session this aircraft has flown since WW2, a very special day indeed for many people.
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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat October 13, 2012:
"Heartbreakingly" beautiful aircraft, especially against the uncluttered sea below. All it really needs now is some music.

Be at a display where there's a Merlin Spitfire flying - your soul will thank you for it.

A visitor from - posted Thu January 6, 2011:
Beautiful aircraft I first tought it was a Hurricane oops...

A visitor from - posted Tue November 24, 2009:
Beautiful angle, perfect exposure and one of the great icons of aircraft history - what more could you want?

A visitor from India posted Mon July 7, 2008:
This photo deserves 5 stars because a good picture quality is maintained and its a extremely difficult shot of a magnific flying bird that changed had changed the course of history of the world war 2,two thumbs up for this photo.

A visitor from United States posted Tue December 25, 2007:
The only thing missing is the loud roar of the Merlin engine, and a "Tally Ho" from the pilot !!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sat December 22, 2007:
Beautiful!

A visitor from Germany posted Wed December 19, 2007:
Awesome pic.
Regards, Henk

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue December 18, 2007:
Vintage aircraft caught in all its spectacular glory.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue December 18, 2007:
Magnificent shot of a gorgeous airplane.

A visitor from Antigua And Barbuda posted Mon December 17, 2007:
Wow. this is beautiful!

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 17, 2007:
Spectacular. If it was Black and White you'd think it's authentic WWII.

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 17, 2007:
The perfect well centered airplane picture in flight is a rariety, this is one of those outstanding shots with the ocean below as an excellant background.

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Mon December 17, 2007:
Super!!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon December 17, 2007:
Great shot, of an even greater aircraft!

A visitor from Canada posted Mon December 17, 2007:
Stunning image of the finest fighter ever produced! Many thanks for sharing with us.

A visitor from Malta posted Mon December 17, 2007:
Impeccable ! Alan Cordina

A visitor from Austria posted Mon December 17, 2007:
Absolutely wonderful; rarely seen such a splendid warbird shot!!

Thierry D.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun December 16, 2007:
Fantastic photograph of a fantastic aeroplane!

A visitor from Finland posted Sun December 16, 2007:
I'm speechless...what a great shot!

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