VIDEO: Watch a Spitfire in full flight

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire and to celebrate here is a short video of the iconic fighter plane in full glory.

It was filmed from aboard a helicopter at around 1,000ft high and captures a Spitfire soaring through the air incredibly close over Southampton.

Today marks 80 years since the first Spitfire flight from Eastleigh Aerodrome

Today marks 80 years since the first Spitfire flight from Eastleigh Aerodrome

The famous World War Two plane took off from Southampton Airport, where 80 years ago today the first Spitfire prototype took off when it was Eastleigh Aerodrome on March 5, 1936.

The experience was put on by Flying with Spitfires, a new company based at Goodwood which gives people the chance to go up in a helicopter and fly alongside a Spitfire over Chichester, Arundel, Portsmouth of the Isle of Wight.

http://www.flyingwithspitfires.com/?gclid=CPC6jc_jqcsCFRUTGwodJ64AMw

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