I heard this story on the BBC Radio 4 News this morning at 6 a.m.
An elderly gentleman was visiting an aircraft museum in the English Midlands. He is very interested in a grounded "Spitfire" on exhibit and asked an attendant if he could sit in the pilot's seat.
"Oh no! Oh dear me, no sir. Far too dangerous!"
The elderly visitor replied "I wish the Luftwaffe had been as considerate of my welfare."
He was one of "The Few," - a WW2 Spitfire pilot who had come through the Battle of Britain unscathed.