“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
Illustration for article titled On this day (ok, yesterday over here) in aviation history

A Spitfire in the markings of RAF aircraft tail number FL-A flew over the funeral of Jim Robinson, the last surviving Kiwi WW2 Spitfire pilot and the last combat pilot of the real FL-A.

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Interestingly, the markings are a coincidence - the owner only recently found out that Robinson had flown the Spit whose markings he’d chosen to replicate.

The radio interview with his son is worth 5 minutes of your time if planes are your thing: fascinating insight into the less glamorous aspects of life as a fighter pilot

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018734978

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