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.