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Win a copy of 'Silver Spitfire: The Longest Flight' companion book

Silver Spitfire: The Longest Flight is a feature-length documentary following a British expeditionary team’s attempt at the world’s first circumnavigation of the Earth in an 80-year-old Spitfire fighter plane.

To celebrate the film's premiere on Sky HISTORY we're giving away one copy of the official companion book. The coffee table book with words from pilot, Matt Jones and with stills by director, Ben Uttley will be available to buy in November. The preface is written by Dermot O’Leary and the foreword is written by Tim Peake.

Silver Spitfire: The Longest Flight book

The recovery and renovation of a Second World War Spitfire to museum standards is always a special event. To then restore it to flying status is an even greater accomplishment. If that was the whole story of The Sliver Spitfire this would still be a worthy subject for a book – but this Spitfire, MJ271, or G-IRTY as she is also known, built more than 70 years ago as a short-range interceptor fighter – then went on to fly round the world.

Told through a panoply of astounding photographs, each stage of the Silver Spitfire’s remarkable history and unrivalled world tour is displayed in this beautiful tribute to this great icon of British engineering and pioneering spirit.

How to enter

Simply click on the link and answer a question about The Silver Spitfire. All correct answers will be entered into a prize draw. 1 lucky winner will receive a copy Competition Terms & Conditions

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