DM19121078a.jpg. A newly-restored spitfire aircraft lands at Goodwood following a 27,000 mile journey around the world. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-190512-171107008

Silver Spitfire arrives back at Goodwood after round-the-world trip - In pictures

A newly-restored spitfire aircraft has landed back at Goodwood today (Thursday, December 5), exactly four months after setting off on a ‘life-changing’ 27,000 mile journey around the world.

The aircraft, which was located and restored by Goodwood pilots Matt Jones and Steve Brooks, the co-founders of Boultbee Flight Academy, arrived back home this afternoon after record-breaking journey around some of the world’s most iconic locations. Here’s the story of the day in pictures:

Formula 1 driver and IWC brand ambassador David Coulthard greeted the two Goodwood pilots after they landed back home after flying a Silver Spitfire around the world in four months. Photo by Christopher Busch for IWC Schaffhausen SUS-190512-175601001

1. Silver Spitfire lands back at Goodwood

Formula 1 driver and IWC brand ambassador David Coulthard greeted the two Goodwood pilots after they landed back home after flying a Silver Spitfire around the world in four months. Photo by Christopher Busch for IWC Schaffhausen SUS-190512-175601001
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Goodwood pilots Matt Jones and Steve Brooks have landed back home after flying a Silver Spitfire around the world in four months. Photo by Christopher Busch for IWC Schaffhausen SUS-190512-175447001

2. Silver Spitfire lands back at Goodwood

Goodwood pilots Matt Jones and Steve Brooks have landed back home after flying a Silver Spitfire around the world in four months. Photo by Christopher Busch for IWC Schaffhausen SUS-190512-175447001
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Two Goodwood pilots have landed back home after flying a Silver Spitfire around the world in four months. Photo by Christopher Busch for IWC Schaffhausen SUS-190512-175550001

3. Silver Spitfire lands back at Goodwood

Two Goodwood pilots have landed back home after flying a Silver Spitfire around the world in four months. Photo by Christopher Busch for IWC Schaffhausen SUS-190512-175550001
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Steve Cox captured this picture of the Silver Spitfire arriving back at Goodwood

4. Silver Spitfire lands back at Goodwood

Steve Cox captured this picture of the Silver Spitfire arriving back at Goodwood
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