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Lancaster Bomber

keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Feb 2014 2:18PM
Ah....never mind. Wink

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lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
27 Feb 2014 6:38PM

Quote: I'll update the thread for anyone interested if I get more news.

Please do update....I had heard that the Canadian Lancaster was coming over and hopefully they will both do a BBMF over Duxford.
UK Lancaster is confirmed at Little Gransden so a possibility of both there as well.
27 Feb 2014 6:43PM
only got this at the moment, but will keep you posted, its going to be a one off by the sounds of it and quite a siight.. I've seen one flying but two will be amazing!

Quote:The CWHM Lancaster will depart from Hamilton, Ontario on August 4 with plans to arrive in the UK on August 8.

The North Atlantic crossing will include en-route stops at Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada, Narsarsuaq, Greenland, and Keflavik, Iceland, prior to arriving in the UK.

After a scheduled maintenance inspection, the CWHM and BBMF crews will complete a short training program in preparation for air displays and fly pasts which will begin on August 14.

The CWHM Lancaster will also conduct a limited number of UK Bomber Membership flights from Humberside Airport, flying over historic Lincolnshire for those with CWHM UK Bomber Memberships.

lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
27 Feb 2014 7:05PM
Thank You.....I will also update as and when more info becomes available.
I go to most Duxford Airshows as Im local and some of the best shots are got away from the actual airfield for Lancaster and Sally B (the larger aircraft) as they fly a set route and you can capture them banking over you, so hopefully both Lancs will be thereSmile

To close for 400mm 5.6 but taken on the flight line.

Bridgelayer 11 624 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2014 10:28PM
If anyone wants a closer look at the BBMF, consider a short stay at Tattershall Lakes site next door to RAF Coningsby. Guided tours available round the hangar, but you may not sleep at night if the Tornado Flight are doing night flying.
9 May 2014 9:07AM
Schedule has been announced 2014 Lancaster Tour , although there is still some info left for them to provide about some other stops/flypasts etc.
arnieg Plus
13 704 England
9 May 2014 11:28PM
4 days at Eastbourne both lancasters
8 Aug 2014 10:14AM
Its short notice but just had notification that the Red Arrows are escorting the Canandian Lancaster over Lincoln (Cathedral) at 13.20pm today on its way to RAF Coningsby, not sure if the other Lancaster will be there too but its being described as a one off opportunity so it might just well be both Lancasters as its unlikely that they will be together again after the end of this tour.
karl 14 642 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 8:36AM
It's a shame I didn't see this thread sooner! Both Lancasters and the Vuilcan (all AVRO aircraft) were at Waddington on the 21st for a static display and take off, with a fly-by (in the distance) once they'd formed up on their way to fly over the new bomber command memorial. Also had a fly-by from the Dakota, a touch and go by a Typhoon and also two hawks, one of which was on filming duties for the AVROs. A day that will probably never be repeated :/

One slightly annoying thing, is that we don't get a display of BBMF + 2lancs up in Lincolnshire, it's all down south, which when you consider Lincolnshire is bomber county, is a bit of an insult :/
Peter_West 6 247 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 9:37AM
Hi Karl Still time to see them if weathers ok, I did 320 round trip and they where cancelled at last minute because of strong winds, but they have added extra fly past thankfully all in North West perfect for me

keith selmes 14 7.3k 1 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 10:05AM
Dawlish on Sat 23rd. The schedule was somewhat guesswork, with long gaps, but in the event, we had expected the Lancs separately, but they came together at the end. We had been wondering if the memorial flight had cancelled, so rather gratified when we saw four a/c approaching. The show finished about half an hour late, but I don't think anyone really was complaining. Looking at the weather either side of the 23rd, we were lucky with that as well.



lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
26 Aug 2014 7:47PM

Not the best as they seem to be doing only flypasts....Which I can totally respect as they are so precious

They are confirmed for Duxford on the 14th September SmileSmileSmile
brian1208 Plus
14 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 11:36PM

Quote:They are confirmed for Duxford on the 14th September SmileSmileSmile

Damn, I'm going on the 13th Sad

Still, they should be down here for our Bournemouth Air Festival this week-end Smile
cuffit Plus
11 321 5 England
27 Aug 2014 1:19PM
I would agree with Alansnap, it is more to do with the inevitable traffic carnage that would unfold both beforehand and after such a popular attraction on very narrow roads/tracks with limited access. Some long delays are part and parcel of attending big events but as a fan of motocross and grass track, I can vouch for the 'Darwinian' style theory that if someone leaves a space for cars to leave an event, there will be some human that will park their vehicle in it. Even big events such as British Superbikes which are very well organised fall foul of those that turn up late (deliberately) and park in the gaps the marshals leave for vehicles to exit by. At races, you can always shift your car at some point, leave early or stay late; however, once the Lancasters are over the dam, nearly everyone will want to leave at the same time.

I don't think for one moment that those that travel to see the Lancasters would fall into the examples I have given above but the sheer numbers would cause problems. There were huge numbers at the site of RAF Metheringham last week to see the Vulcan and the two Lancasters but we had an old airfield to park on - the whole place cleared in an hour in a very civilised way without any marshals and onto quiet B roads; however, the sheer numbers at RAF Waddington saw the A15 nearly brought all traffic to a standstill - the scale of the crowds was underestimated by all organisers and authorities. I suspect the Derwent Water event will be much the same, hence the restrictions.

cuffit Plus
11 321 5 England
27 Aug 2014 2:56PM
I have just noticed that I have contributed to my own Darwinian theory of getting things wrong by not looking at the date regarding a flypast over Derwent. My comments, which might be right for the first message in this thread, are totally irrelevant! Oops and sorry. There doesn't appear to be a way to delete the message. Chris

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