Mike O'Sullivan remembers Spitfires fondly, and personally. "I
had RAAF pilots - Spitfire pilots - in my family. Not my dad, he
was in the Navy. But my uncles." Mike smiles, like many of us, when
he remembers his earliest interest in aviation. "Yeah, I always
wanted to fly. There were always airplanes around the station. Old
surplus airplanes, not serviceable… Mustangs, Spitfires."
Those planes were destroyed - so much old, irreparable junk, by the
standards of the day - before Mike appreciated what they were, or
what they signified. But they left their mark.
Mike is in the USA to introduce his successful Supermarine Spitfire
kit to the American market. The well-finished demonstrator, now the
property of American dealer Craig Muth, is approximately 80%