Prince Harry is no stranger to flying, he spent quite a bit of time as an Apache Helicopter commander in British military, including deployments to Afghanistan.
However, the aircraft Harry is piloting in this video is quite different from his modern combat helicopter – a World War II Spitfire.
Harry gets startup instructions from Phil O’Dell, a test pilot for Rolls Royce, and does some gentle flying with the plane for several minutes over the English Channel.
Harry then gives control back to O’Dell who takes the plane into a loop. AS they enter the loop, Harry yells with excitement.
Upon landing Harry says, “My first landing in a Spitfire feels quite good. All good things must come to an end.”
The flight was to promote a new program in which wounded service members can learn how to fly the World War II planes. It is similar to “wounded warrior” programs in the United States.