Canberra to fly again !

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  1. rochie

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    I saw WK163 on a few occasions when they brought it back to life the first time round. beautiful aircraft.

    Oooo, no it wasn't; it was Canberra B.2 WD932 on 21 February 1951. A year later, Canberra B.5 VX185 became the first aircraft to make a return crossing of the Atlantic in one day, on 26 August 1952, which warranted the nose art "The Record Breaking Canberra" to be painted on it. Here 'tis.

    http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/...sig090/VX185 Canb AWSG310 054_zpsirhu412v.jpg.
     
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    Surely not, the BBC making a mistake :lol:
     
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    There's also one flying in the UK too - missed out seeing it last year, due to illness. Be nice to see another one airborne again.
     
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    Always good news when another plane begins a restoration to flying status
     
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    I have this mental picture of Brown clambering out on to the wing of a Canberra to chip ice from its carburettors.
     
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    Yeah, isn't there a civie PR.9 airworthy in the UK at the moment?
     
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    Yep. I think, but not sure, it's operated by the same company who were also operating another Hunter T7 - not the one involved in the Shoreham accident.
    I thought I'd also seen something about another Canberra being close to airworthy in the UK too, again a civvy - owned bird, but can't remember where it was, or where I saw the article.
     
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    A third one? That'd be neat to see; three Cranberries in flight again; although it wasn't all that long ago they were retired.

    :D He'd have to cling on pretty tightly! According to the books, VX185's average speed across both crossings was 412 mph.
     
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    Incredible as it may seem, a few years ago there was an intact Canberra abandoned at a local airport (MLB) and up for auction by the airport authority. Were that not strange enough, it was in Royal Navy markings. Also up for auction was a Jet Provost.
    .The Valiant Air Command got the Canberra. Last time I looked, the Provost was still there.
     
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