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TG-RAF006A Joy Lofthouse

TG-RAF006A Joy Lofthouse
TG-RAF006A Joy Lofthouse
SKU: TG-RAF006A
New, Expected February 2024! Pre-order Now!
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Price: $55.00
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Joy was a British pilot, having joined the ATA pilot in December 1943. Together with her sister, Yvonne, after see a magazine advert asking seeking women to learn how to fly. They were 2 of only 17 out of 2,000 applicants accepted, including Joy, who had never even driven a car. She flew 18 types of aircraft and Lofthouse was based at White Waltham, in Berkshire. Her first solo flight was in a Miles Magister, her initial work focused on delivering Magisters and Tiger Moth biplanes to flying schools. She later went on to fly Spitfires and bombers.

In 2015, she returned to the skies, taking control of a dual control tandem Spitfire, 70 years after last flying in one in 1945. She died in November 2017, at the age of 94. Before she died, Lofthouse was one of the two surviving WW II "Spitfire Girls".

Scale 1/30.

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