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THE SPITFIRE ON OUR ROOF

    Here at our location in Kitchener, Ontario, not surprisingly, everyone knows us as "the place with the airplane on the roof". We thought it would be a good way to draw attention to our new business, "The Spitfire Emporium", and it certainly does that!

    Here, for all those who have wondered, are the answers to some of the questions we are frequently asked:

    Unfortunately, it isn't a real aircraft. These days, real warbirds are simply too valuable to serve as static displays. So, often, replacements are made for display and the real airplanes are taken down and restored to fly or be put on display in museums.

Our Spit is a fiberglass replica made in England from moulds taken directly off a real Spitfire Mk IX. It was brought to Canada in 1996 by sea container and was prepared for mounting by Ken Fowler of Legacy Yachts in Brunner, Ontario.

We have recently re-painted our Spitfire as VZ-F, serial number NH357. This was Charley Fox's aircraft from 412 Squadron as it would have been in 1944.


Canadian flag (animated)     This Spitfire is dedicated to all those who served in the Allied Armed Forces, especially those who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force as instructors, mechanics and pilots. Canadian flag (animated)

 

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The Spitfire Emporium

Your one-stop source of aviation collectibles and information

STORE HOURS: Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm , (Fridays 'til 8) Sundays from 12:00 to 5:00. Closed Mondays

666 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada  N2H5G1   (519) 745-2661

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