In the early 1990s Aviation Action camera attended over one hundred events capturing 22 Spitfires on film. This video draws on the very best action and set pieces back to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 1990 when 12 Spitfires flew together. There are no interviews or music. Narration is restricted in favour of the hi-fi stereo sound of Merlins and Griffons.
Our cameras fly with Test Pilot, Andy Shepton, through an entire sequence of the most exciting display on the airshow circuit – the Shuttleworth Collection’s MkV at its Old Warden home. The combination of Shuttleworth’s tiny grass airfield, the amphitheatre effect with a dog-leg crowdline and perimeter trees provide the stage for accomplished flying in an especially manoeuvrable clipped-wing variant of this famous fighter. Cockpit cameras, expert videography and stereo sound probably make this the most dramatic video footage ever released of a Spitfire on display.