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Watch this 92-year-old woman fly a Spitfire war plane

Joy Lofthouse was a pilot during the Second World War.

Image: BBC Radio 5

JOY LOFTHOUSE WAS a pilot for the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II.

Seven decades after her first flight, at 92 years old, she was given the chance to fly a Spitfire plane again and BBC Radio 5 was there to capture her excitement.

“It was the iconic plane. I know they both – Hurricanes and Spitfires – played their part, but the Spitfire lasted much longer, because it’s such a wonderful aeroplane, I think. The nearest thing to having wings of your own and flying that I’ve known,” she said before she climbed into the cockpit.

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While up in the air, after taking control of the plane, she said: “It’s very hard to describe the feeling but it almost makes one feel young again.”

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