Spitfire AR501 is the only potentially airworthy Spitfire in Europe which has a genuine Czechoslovak RAF pedigree. For the past few years she has been undergoing a major restoration program at the Shuttleworth Collection but before too long should be flying again.
As can be seen from these recent photo’s, the restoration is nearing completion :
I had the privilege of working on AR501 when I was a student at Loughborough College – 1955-59. We knew nothing of history of the aircraft we had there, and it is thrilling to learn of its distinguished past, and that it is to fly again. Congratulations on a wonderful restoration project.
A great project!
Would love to see it fly…in person.