Jack Hemmings, 102, AFC, speaks during an interview before flying a Spitfire plane to mark 80th anniversary of the military charity Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Biggin Hill, southeast London, England, Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. The former RAF Squadron Leader and pioneer of MAF, the world’s largest humanitarian air service, hopes to become the oldest Briton to fly in a spitfire. Hemmings, who lives in Horam, Sussex, has been given access to the iconic Heritage Hanger at London Biggin Hill, and will take to the skies in Britain’s best-loved Second World War aircraft to raise money for MAF, the charity he co-founded almost 80 years ago. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)



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