An example of a spitfire is the character Yosemite Sam from the Bugs Bunny cartoons.
You're a little spitfire, you know that?
She was so nicknamed because of her spitfire personality.
The feedback was primarily into military, not civil aeronautics -- most significantly, from Britain's point of view, into the Spitfire.
Classic aircraft such as the Spitfire will take to the air in a marvelous aerial ballet to music.