When I spoke with Mike Forbes, one of our Museum volunteers, about the return of the Y2K Spitfire, I asked him how it felt.  After all, he was so committed to the reconstruction, spent so many hours working on it, hoping for the opportunity for the aircraft to return. I was waiting for something quite – well – profound!  His reply?

“As for the visit l really wasn’t that excited. It was just another Spitfire that I spent 17 years waiting to sit in it. Just another day at the Museum.”

Yep, typical Mike!  And yet?  Have a close look at these final photos!  What do you think?

 

MIKE FORBES

 

 

MIKE FORBES

 

 

MIKE FORBES

 

* All photos courtesy Mike Forbes