Stocky welcomed Dave Hadfield to the valley on Tuesday, July 31st when the Y2K Spitfire landed at 19 Wing in Comox. You can watch a quick video of the event here.
Pilot Dave Hadfield flew the Spitfire said it is a wonderful airplane to fly.
“When you talk to the guys who flew it in World War II, guys like Stocky, they have kind of a reverent tone. Sometimes there’s sadness when they think of all the friends that they lost, but talking about the airplane itself, there is a respect and reverence in their voice.
“Now that I’ve flown it, I get that.”