Big Bear City, CA, August 20, 2010, 5:00 pm – Owner/Pilot Bob DeFord tells K-Bear that this Spitfire replica took 8 years to complete and that each part was made by hand consuming a great deal of time, energy and money, but he added it was a lot cheaper than buying the original WWII British fighter. After his short visit to Big Bear he took off, winging his way to Camarillo then Santa Maria for their annual air shows. Every one wished him well and no doubt he was invited back to Big Bear for the next Big Bear City Airport Airfair. We hope to see this fantastic plane here again.
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