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  • we could just hear them in the distance of the rumble that we can hear is about to turn into a raw those distinctive Rolls Royce.

  • Merlin, Angel, Merlin.

  • You fly them?

  • Of course I do.

  • You also fly the typhoon?

  • That's right.

  • Very lucky.

  • I get to fly the new and the old.

  • What's it like?

  • One of the big differences between the two.

  • Well, they share a lot of similar characteristics and they don't see them coming over the tree line now.

  • So?

  • So I told me he just looks straight ahead there.

  • Yes, they're both utterly beautiful.

  • Fly and I'll let everybody listen out.

  • Let's listen.

  • So they're gonna be changing formation position now, John.

  • A zey position just behind us into a national position so they'll be alongside each other to run free for a second pass.

  • Hurricane flown by Squadron Leader Marculescu on the Spitfire flown by flight Leftenant priest, 400 foot.

  • Yep.

  • You don't have a packed summer coming up.

  • You were saying?

  • Maybe not as busy as you are open to.

  • Absolutely.

  • We talked briefly about the difference in flying the new and the old.

  • What are they like?

  • Utterly, utterly useful on.

  • I mean, they are quite tricky.

  • I think school disco mentioned earlier that certainly on the ground they require your full attention.

  • But once they're up, they are heartily delight for a real pilots aircraft.

  • I can see why they have the reputation.

  • They dio so lovely to see Captain Tom where he figures overhead.

  • You get to come around again for 1/3 pass.

  • You have a another aircraft that often flies with them.

  • Tell us about that.

  • So we have a Lancaster as well, which only two flying in the world so incredibly lucky.

  • And being based in Lincolnshire to have a Lancaster in the heart of Bomber County is is something really special on?

  • Don't know the whole of the UK public love seeing during the summer.

  • Yeah, fixture at air shows, aren't they right across the UK in the summer time.

  • And really, when you come into your own, what is detective given flight An incredible amount.

  • And really, we have a small team of 30 engineers who worked tirelessly through the winter and the summer to keep these beautiful aircraft flying so you can show them in front of millions of people throughout the country over the summer months and when it seems there been, like, trigger's broom Ali a little bit like chicken.

  • It might have hurt united before John.

  • Yes.

  • Okay.

  • We are about to hear.

  • We hope alive.

  • Special message.

  • Captain Tom from one of the pilots.

  • Let me get that's him.

  • Wonderful.

  • Thank you very much.

  • Yeah, really, really wonderful to see.

  • And as much as the site of them is fantastic, the sound of the miss fantastic too.

  • And I think that both of them go beautifully.

  • Hand in hand, the sight and the sound.

  • There's nothing else quite like it.

  • Andi, tell him from all of us in the Air Force.

  • Thank you very much indeed for everything you've done on a very happy 100th birthday.

  • Thank you very much.

  • That's one around them.

  • They just get a quick word.

  • Does one thing that I would say about I'm one of the few people here who have seen a hurricane on flick fires flying faster anger.

  • Fortunately today they're all flying peacefully.

  • That dusted one of the outstanding.

  • But I remember when they were flying no, with peace, but with anger.

we could just hear them in the distance of the rumble that we can hear is about to turn into a raw those distinctive Rolls Royce.

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