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Spitfire NI flyover to honour NHS workers: Where and when can you see it?

A Second World War Spitfire is set to rip through the skies above Northern Ireland to honour NHS workers.

The Aircraft Restoration Company, which owns and maintains the charity aircraft, will be undertaking the flight which will pass over hospitals right across NI.

It has taken part in a range of flights in the past few months throughout the UK. On Wednesday a planned flyover Yorkshire was abandoned because of the weather.

The aircraft - which is normally based at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire - is emblazoned with ‘Thank U NHS’ across the wings, and the plane raises money for the NHS by inviting people to donate in order to get names written onto the plane.

Around 80,000 names can be added to the Spitfire's paintwork.

The flyover comes in the week the UK marked the Battle of Britain which saw the Spitfire play a crucial role in seeing off a Nazi invasion.

The aircraft's schedule is as follows:

Thursday September 17

15.30 Cumbernauld Airport - Takeoff
16.07 Causeway Hospital - Coleraine
16.16 Altnegelvin Hospital - Londonderry
16.20 - City of Derry Airport - land

Friday September 18

10.00 City Of Derry Airport - Takeoff
10.15 Craigavon Area Hospital
10.19 Armagh Community Hospital
10.25 Daisy Hill Hospital
10.34 Downeshire Hospital
10.40 Lagan Valley Hospital
10.42 Musgrave Park Hospital
10.48 Antrim Area Hospital
10.53 Royal Victoria Hospital
10.54 Belfast City Hospital
11.00 Ulster Hospital
11.03 Ards Community Hospital
11.10 Newtownards Airport - land

For more information on the charity visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nhsspitfire

Belfast Telegraph