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The Silver Spitfire flying over Liberty Island

Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight

The feature-length documentary follows a British expeditionary team’s attempt at the world’s first circumnavigation of the Earth in an 80-year-old Spitfire fighter plane, a test of human and mechanical endurance, considered by many to be impossible. The expedition set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation by a single seat, single engine piston aircraft. This remarkable odyssey has been dubbed by Tom Cruise as 'a pilot's Everest' in a personal letter written to pilots Matt Jones and Steve Brooks. Taking viewers inside one of the most iconic and loved aircrafts ever built, pilots Matt Jones, Steve Brooks and Ian Smith MBE embark on a daring four-month odyssey, taking off from the historic Goodwood Aerodrome on 5th August 2019, spanning 26 countries and flying 46,000 kilometres - learning lessons about themselves, their home and the fragility of the borders that define our planet.