Seven decades after she flew Spitfires for Britain, WWII vet soars again

May 19, 2015 4:45 PM

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Seven decades after she flew Spitfires for Britain, WWII vet soars again

(CNN)This used to be her job, flying the iconic Spitfire fighter over Britain's countryside.

Now, seven decades later, Joy Lofthouse got the chance to do it all over again. The 92-year-old veteran of Britain's World War II-era Air Transport Auxiliary recently got the chance to go back up in one of the surviving Spitfires, and she even got to fly it for a bit.

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