Another Lancaster to be made airworthy !!!!

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  1. Geedee

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    #1 Geedee, Feb 18, 2010
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    Hopefully great news, it would appear that the Lanc' ...NX611...owned by brothers Harold and Fred Panton will be taking to the air.

    She has been in a taxyable condition for a while now at the brothers location and rumours have been around for a long time about the possibility of of 'Just Jane' taking off one day. She does taxy rides that you can buy tickets for. Their website is here :

    The only place in the UK where you can ride in an Lancaster Bomber - Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

    This would indeed be a bl**dy brilliant sight of two Lancs...Just Jane and Phantom of the Ruhr...in the air at the same time...maybe perhaps at Flying Legends in a few years time ?. Then if we could pursuade the CWH Lanc to make the trip....damn...I'm getting moist allready !!!!

    Heres a link to a radio interview with one of the brothers...

    BBC iPlayer - The Breakfast Show with Rod Whiting: 18/02/2010

    its about 1 hour and 11 minutes into the program
     
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    That's great news Gary ! Even back in 1995, the brother's told me they would like to get her airborne some day. The guy who looked after her (forgotten his name now!) said the same, and I believe they'd already had guys from the BBMF over to check her out. Marvellous if it comes off!
     
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    I see it taxying around, all four engines going, what needs doing to it to get it in the air?
     
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    Very cool it if goes ahead, would be awesome to see the two of them together!
     
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    hope it happens
     
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    Colin, as far as I remember, the only main issue would be the integrity of the main spar. As NX611 is a late-production MkVII, there's a very good chance that the spar will be in good order, and pass the CAA requirements. The downside is, NX611, if it gets airborne, might take over the mantle of the only Lanc flying in Europe, if the British Government have their way, and 'scrap' the BBMF !!
     
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    Great news Gary. Let's hope it comes to fruition.:cool:
     
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    Two in the air together!!!!! EIGHT MERLINS!!!!!!!! Nice!
     
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    Cool. The more, the better.

    Parts must be brutal.
     
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    Fantastic... seeing one fly is on my bucket list..

    Other good news.. there is a complete Lancaster waiting to be assembled at the Fantasy of Flight in Florida. They just don't have the room to work on it. The facility is massive but there is no room for a 4 engine assembly.

    Sad part is that even if they uncrated it today, it still could take 15 years to completely restore.

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    The more warbirds in the air the better!

    TO
     
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    Want to see NX611 in the air!
     
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    That is great news! Would be a sight!
     
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    Great news. I would love to see one fly oneday, maybe even 2 together.
     
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    I bet the sound would be sweet with 2 flying together!
     
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