Supermarine Spitfire PV270

ZK-SPI   Spitfire Alfa Lima 

Biggin Hill Hangar, RNZAF Ohakea, New Zealand

News updated 22nd August 2013 - Hangar extension

Gallery updated 11th April 2012  - HD YouTube video of SpitfirePV270 bound for Wanaka 2012 added

Flying updated 22nd August 2013- Battle of Britain Sunday and Warbirds over Wanaka

Pilot Profile - Sean Perrett

Virtual Hangar Tour  updated 16th May 2011

SPITFIRE Return to Flight   LATEST NEWS - * Available direct in UK and Australia - where to purchase here 

Available in New Zealand from PaperPlus, Poppies, Hot Shots, Capital Books and through good bookstores

NEW - Additions and Corrections page - material that has come to light since the book was published (updated 13th August 2011)



Contact Us

NOTE: Ohakea access - as the Spitfire is within RNZAF Base Ohakea, public access to the Spitfire is available to organised groups. Requests should in the first instance be directed in writing to:  'Spitfire Visit Request', Commanding Officer, Operational Support Wing, RNZAF Base Ohakea, Private Bag 11033, Palmerston North. Such access is at the operational discretion of the RNZAF.


Spitfire: Return to Flight - Available Now

304 pages, 372 colour illustrations, 121 black and white illustrations; specially commissioned artwork - covering: 

the history of the Spitfire and Spitfire PV270, 
the career of Alan Deere, 
the experiences of the pilots in the Battle of Britain and the modern pilots, 
a detailed look at the restoration of this Spitfire and 
a photographic view of this Spitfire in action. 
ISBN 978-0-473-16711-0

Available nationwide from Paperplus  - also Poppies, Capital Books,, Hotshots stores on RNZAF Bases and through all good bookshops 

"crammed full of gems, a visual delight and a wonderful narrative" - FLYPAST UK

Five Roundels and Book of the Month, November 2011 - AEROPLANE UK

Available from UK retailers direct  - from early June 2011

Available from Australian retailers direct - from late June 2011

TRADE contacts for Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand here

Sample Pages here    

Information sheet available here (PDF) 


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