Tue, Jun 28, 2011
But Vets And Fans Petition To Keep Her Flying
The airplane is thought to be only one of two airworthy
two-place Spitfires in the UK, and its pilot is a 58 year old woman
who learned to fly the airplane after her husband, who had restored
it, was killed in an automobile accident in 1988.
Two-Place Spitfire Replica File Photo
Carolyn Grace reportedly flies the unique airplane at
demonstrations and air shows all over the UK from her home airfield
in Rendlesham, Suffolk. But she was nearly grounded when a single
person complained that the noise from the airplane's Merlin engine
"ruined the peace and quite of the English countryside," according
to the London Daily Mail.
But in answer to that single complaint, thousands of fans have
reportedly signed a petition to keep Grace and her Spitfire flying.
The paper reports 3,411 signatures on the petition, along with over
200 e-mails and nearly two dozen hand-written letters.
Two-Place Spitfire File Photo
Grace said the outpouring of support is reflective of the
patriotism of the people of Suffolk.
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