Yesterday: A Spit fires the imagination.
Been watching Ewan and Colin McGregor's tribute to the boys of 40. Found it fairly mundane...
Far more intersting and engauging (sorry for aeronautical pun) is Jeoffrey Wellum's 'First Light'. When produced correctly this type of docu-drama is more captivating and poignant than a famous actor weeping fake tears as he stands close to a BoB Spitfire. There's been more programmes about BoB and the starring aircraft than you can shake a stick at. So did we learn anything new? Nope.
However, gripe aside, is there anything in life that stokes the imagination more than a sight of a ancient fighter aircraft? Don't think there is: The copious air pageants I've seen of a 40 year period, the Spitfire, more than any plane, boat, or train rekindles the kid in you.
Let's hope the Mitchell family fully realise the impact RJs design has had on generations of ordinary people. Some things just remain timeless. Sacrosanct.