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Prince Harry takes to the air in a Spitfire flight

Prince Harry shouted with delight when the spitfire was flown upside down. Credit: Boultbee Flight Academy

Prince Harry could not hide his excitement as a passenger in the iconic Spitfire aircraft during a visit to a training academy last year.

Footage shows the Prince shouting with delight as he was flown upside down on a sortie from Goodwood via the Isle of Wight.

As the wheels touch down, the Prince says "my first landing in a Spitfire feels quite good" and when they come to a stop adds "all good things must come to an end".

Harry was visiting two wounded servicemen at the Boultbee Flight Academy ahead of their Spitfire training and the film of his maiden flight in the aircraft has just been released.

Alan Robinson and Nathan Forster will follow a similar flight training programme as WW2 pilots and progress from a Tiger Moth to a Harvard and finally the Spitfire itself with the aim of joining a flypast to mark the 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain.

The Spitfire Scholarship will fulfill a childhood dream. This incredible opportunity is both a privilege and an honour and something I hope to do with great respect as I know this aircraft means so much to so many.

– Alan Robinson

The Flypast will see 35 Spitfires and Hurricanes from the UK, USA and Europe flying in formation from Goodwood over the areas of the UK most affected by the fierce aerial combat that took place during the Battle of Britain.