This year, Flight magazine does not organize the usual front cover competition for Flightglobal/AirSpace users. So I will post the photos I reserved this year for the jury to my own gallery.
This image shows Spitfire Mk. IX c/n CBAF IX.1732 PH-OUQ of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Historic Flighover Volkel air base in The Netherlands (EHVK) during the Open Days of the Dutch Air Force on 15 June 2013. This Spitfire was built in 1943 and took part in the D-day operations. After the war it went to the RNLAF, for which it served in the former Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and the Netherlands. The aircraft was phased by the RNLAF out in 1953. For some time it was registered in Britain as G-HVDM. It now again wears its original Dutch air force livery and its latest military registration 3W-17. The Historic Flight's Spitfire pilot is is Air Commodore Chris Lorraine, a British born former RAF pilot who became a Dutchman after an intereuropean air force exchange mission. In daily life Lorraine is director of the Dutch Military Aviation Authority. Flying the Hawker Hunter early in his career made the cockpit layout of the Spitfire look familiar to him.
Related images in this EnoAeroPics gallery:
See more Spitfire images
See more images of the RNLAF Open Days 2013
More images of aircraft of the RNLAF Historic Flight
See more Vickers (Supemarine) aircraft
The website of the Royal Dutch Air Force Historic Flight (Dutch language only)