CWH Lancaster in Edmonton

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  1. Catch22

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    Two weekends ago the Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster flew into Edmonton to do a air show at Cold Lake AFB. Apparently the only reason it was based in Edmonton and not Cold Lake (which is a few hours' drive north) was because they didn't have anywhere to display it effectively to the public, so we got very lucky. There are also some videos of it taking off and doing a flyby, but those are on another computer so I'll have to grab them. We don't have the best camera, so bear with the quality, nothing like Eric or Gary post! It was really cramped above the bomb bay, but once you got past it you could stand up.

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    It was cool! We could have probably gone through again, but when we checked the line again it was huge, so I'm glad we showed up early! Videos tomorrow hopefully. I know some of them are somewhat repetitive, but I figured I'd post them anyway. You don't really get an idea of just how big these things are until you're right up close to them. I'm 5'8", so hopefully that will give you an idea of the size.
     
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    jammy b*****d, good pics though!
     
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    Thanks Karl!
     
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    I'm glad you enjoyed it .I miss it flying around here , she sure is a long way from home . I would guess over 2000 miles
     
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    Wow. Thats a great set of shots mate.

    I know what you mean about the size of these things....they look big....and then you get to stand underneath !
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Excellent stuff!!
     
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    Great Pics! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see A Lanc in person! Anyone know if there is there one in the US?
     
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    Great shots Catch.:thumbright: Thank you for sharing.:cool:
     
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    Thanks guys, and no problem.

    To partially answer your question Messy, I have no idea. I do know that the only two flying ones are in Canada and England though.
     
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    I'd say chances of one being in the States would be pretty slim. Other than a collector, I would not think any would have been brought over.
     
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    Fantasitc shots man, thanks! I've only seen a lanc once and that was G for George 90 Mission veteran at the Australian War Memorial. I'm determined to see one fly one day.


    Cheers.
     
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    Thanks Alex! Forgot about those videos, I'll move them over when I get home.
     
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    Great Pic's, Catch. That baby looks absolutely pristine !! Probably beter that the day it rolled off the asembly
    line. I'm sure the plane is in good hands....

    Charles
     
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    A quick question
    but about the Lancaster in Calgary; do they intend to get that one airworthy too?
     
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    Thanks!

    I'm not sure Colin, I do know they have 2 (or 3?) engines running.
     
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