Iconic Spitfire to land on Wearside
The most iconic fighter plane ever is winging its way to Wearside.
A replica classic Spitfire has been loaned to the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum (NELSAM) in Washington.
The beautiful single seat Second World War aircraft is on loan from the Spitfire Society, based in Devon. It is undergoing two months of refurbishment by Stuart Abbott, of Stu-Art Aviation Furniture.
When work is complete, the aircraft will take centre stage in the new combat aviation exhibition at the museum later this year.
The display will also feature a First World War fighter plane, the Morane-Sauliner Type N, flown by Sunderland flying ace Claude Ridley.