He Was Challenged To Build Spitfire Starting From 1 Rivet

Youtube / Great Big Story

There’s no doubt that Martin Phillips is by far one of the most dedicated warbird fanatics we have come across. On his 40th birthday, he was challenged to build an entire Spitfire by his friends, starting with one single rivet.

It took over 14 years and a lot of searching for parts all around the world to complete the project. One of the most common questions he gets is does he fly it. Unfortunately at the time of this video, he did not. But was learning how to fly. Instead in this clip we have Matt Jones, who is a pilot, take this gorgeous aircraft to the skies.

It’s always amazing to find people that gives so much dedication and are willing to accomplish a feat like this. Bravo to you, Sir!