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Building & Flying a Spitfire
Building & Flying a Spitfire
Date: Thursday, 19 March 2015
Time: 6.30pm Refreshments; 7pm Talk
Venue: University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building, LT3

How on earth do you end up performing at UK Air Displays in a Spitfire that you built in Australia? Join us for this talk to hear about the lucky lad from Fife who ended up in Australia embarking upon the crazy journey to build, then fly an 80% all aluminium, two seat replica Spitfire

This talk will take us on Iain’s journey from the initial idea, his inability to kill it off, the kit purchase, buyers regret, then planning for success to turn so many components into an aircraft. How you learn to fly an aircraft that you can’t get instruction on, then the fear and elation of that first flight. He’ll compare the replica specification with that of the original, then Iain will describe what it’s like to be pilot in charge of an original WWII Spitfire doing 350 mph at 200 feet along the beach.

Iain Hutchison is the Managing Director of Merlin ERD Limited, acknowledged leaders in Extended Reach Drilling Engineering services to the global oil & gas industry. A chartered Mechanical Engineer, Iain has spent over 20 years working around the world on a variety of projects. These accomplishments were recognised in 2014, with Merlin ERD being appointed to advise the government on North Sea Drilling & awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise by HRH The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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Edited by Drew on 03-03-2015 14:10
Tally Ho... !
See you there, just booked on! It sounds really interesting, it may have been the Spitfire that put on a show at the Montrose Extravaganza a few years back at very low altitude.
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