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A truly astounding achievement again by my incredible team at Air Leasing headed by Richard Grace here doing first engine run this evening on the P47 that arrived in a container 12 days ago inspected/repainted/reassembled - result

test Twitter Media - A truly astounding achievement again by my incredible team at Air Leasing headed by Richard Grace here doing first engine run this evening on the P47 that arrived in a container 12 days ago inspected/repainted/reassembled - result https://t.co/fBwpEzniGA

Daisy Grace captured yesterday evenings hint of summer as ML407 was being hangared after two days flying making 8 very happy people’s lifelong dream a reality!

test Twitter Media - Daisy Grace captured yesterday evenings hint of summer as ML407 was being hangared after two days flying making 8 very happy people’s lifelong dream a reality! https://t.co/6iCDU95H7u

A new page from us at Air Leasing not specific to the Grace Spitfire, more of a general insight in to what we are up to. Like us, there's an unseen pic of a new arrival... We also have a shiny new website - ultimatewarbirdflights.com

1988 Nick Grace proudly standing with Red Arrows at Scampton after flying ML407 with them. Roll on to 2004 when I also proudly flew ML407 with Red Arrows at Scampton. That has to be unusual? @rafredarrows @EGXPinfo

test Twitter Media - 1988 Nick Grace proudly standing with Red Arrows at Scampton after flying ML407 with them. Roll on to 2004 when I also proudly flew ML407 with Red Arrows at Scampton. That has to be unusual? @rafredarrows @EGXPinfo https://t.co/78WLEcIzPc

33 years ago today I sat in our Spitfire ML407, with Nick in front ready to fly the first flight after his 5 year restoration -Richard was 9 months old -this photo shows Richard about to fly me 25 years on same date to commemorate his fathers achievement

test Twitter Media - 33 years ago today I sat in our Spitfire ML407, with Nick in front ready to fly the first flight after his 5 year restoration -Richard was 9 months old -this photo shows Richard about to fly me 25 years on same date to commemorate his fathers achievement https://t.co/dmLivHXT4n

Weather has stopped ‘play’ at Sywell for ML407 and our passengers today and tomorrow all so understanding when I called them in advance to tell them

test Twitter Media - Weather has stopped ‘play’ at Sywell for ML407 and our passengers today and tomorrow all so understanding when I called them in advance to tell them https://t.co/SAtavOtDno

I flew over BofB memorial Capel-le-Ferne looking straight up to camera ship glancing at oil pressure for a millisecond-always checking in formation

test Twitter Media - I flew over BofB memorial Capel-le-Ferne looking straight up to camera ship glancing at oil pressure for a millisecond-always checking in formation https://t.co/qzT705KfQw

September 2004, with ML407’s Merlin engine at full power and me at full concentration, I had the honour of flying in formation with The Red Arrows for a photo shoot + 3 flypasts at Scampton

test Twitter Media - September 2004, with ML407’s Merlin engine at full power and me at full concentration, I had the honour of flying in formation with The Red Arrows for a photo shoot + 3 flypasts at Scampton https://t.co/GG3cTLS08y

Me entering a loop in 1994 not pulling too hard so I do not black out, due to G forces, but hard enough to fly a good loop in formation with camera ship which was being flown by the truly incredibly talented Pete Kynsey with John Dibbs on camera who did do a brill job!!

test Twitter Media - Me entering a loop in 1994 not pulling too hard so I do not black out, due to G forces, but hard enough to fly a good loop in formation with camera ship which was being flown by the truly incredibly talented Pete Kynsey with John Dibbs on camera who did do a brill job!! https://t.co/As6u5XUVan

The Grace Spitfire Facebook page has poignant photo of ATA legend Jackie Moggridge with WWII ace veteran pilot Johnnie Houlton when we re-enacted 50 years on her delivery of ML407 to him on 29th April 1944

Stunning night photo by Darren Harbar at Duxford 2004. ML407 in full D-Day livery to commemorate D-Day and the significant role our Spitfire had that Day shooting down first enemy aircraft during the landings

test Twitter Media - Stunning night photo by Darren Harbar at Duxford 2004. ML407 in full D-Day livery to commemorate D-Day and the significant role our Spitfire had that Day shooting down first enemy aircraft during the landings https://t.co/smkdGywQCs

Grace Spitfire’s second engine run early 1985 after Nick Graces meticulous restoration. Dick Melton in front, Carolyn Grace in rear cockpit. Genuine history.

test Twitter Media - Grace Spitfire’s second engine run early 1985 after Nick Graces meticulous restoration. Dick Melton in front, Carolyn Grace in rear cockpit. Genuine history. https://t.co/Dw9iIuhJla

The sheer joy of flying in the Grace Spitfire with the very personal attention of our Team:-

test Twitter Media - The sheer joy of flying in the Grace Spitfire with the very personal attention of our Team:- https://t.co/sq7UpP1xCi

This would solve your Christmas present dilemma

test Twitter Media - This would solve your Christmas present dilemma https://t.co/aUJdQdLkbe

Air Leasing, our Maintenance Organisation, remain vigilant with top level of excellence of standard inspections of ML407

ML407 is NOT grounded nor is there indication it may be. Air Leasing, in consultation with CAA, confirm this fact.

Sunday weather watching again for our flights in the Grace Spitfire of excited people next week wx looking good!

Safely landed in setting sun.

ML407 airborne into the most evocative skyscrape her Merlin engine resounding gloriously in the evening calm

No result could be fetched.

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