VIDEO: Wartime pilot flies Spitfire over Chichester

A WORLD war two veteran and reconnaissance pilot has taken to the skies above Chichester in a two-seater Spitfire.

Jimmy Taylor, 91, waved as he sat in the back of one of Boultbee Flight Academy’s Supermarine Spitfire Tr-9 and taxied out on to the runway.

91 year old Jimmy Taylor all set for his spitfire flight''Picture by Louise Adams C130900-9 Chi Spitfire

91 year old Jimmy Taylor all set for his spitfire flight''Picture by Louise Adams C130900-9 Chi Spitfire

He said he was ‘a bit frightened’ before the flight on Tuesday, but would try his hands on the controls once the war bird was airborne.

To read the full story about Jimmy’s war time adventures, see tomorrow’s Observer (Thursday, July 4)