Lancaster fly by over practice Dam

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  1. Torch

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    Great stuff. This happens on every major anniversary, and is only a few miles from where I live. I wanted to go to photograph it, but Sod's Law - I had to stay at home waiting for a medication delivery - b*gg*r !!
     
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    Very cool; I don't suppose the Germans would allow a fly by over the Mohne these days...
     
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    I doubt that the venerable Lancaster could get there :)

    I don't think a long flight over the North Sea would be top of the BBMF's schedule for the old girl

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    #5 Readie, May 17, 2013
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    No, I don't suppose they would. But, in fairness would we appreciate a fly over of LW planes over London to celebrate the blitz?
     
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    Judging by some of the current London architecture, perhaps yes ....!
     
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    Haha.. strategic improvements!
     
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    Just a small point Readie, I think it might be better to refer to it as a Commemoration
     
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    #9 Readie, May 17, 2013
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    Ummm...
    I should have used your word I agree Herman. That's what I meant to say....

    Cheers
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    Very cool! 8)
     
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    Its sobering to think that ours is only one of two Lancasters still flying Steve. Unless the Canadian one isn't airworthy yet...
    I really hope the BoBMF can keep her going for future generations to marvel at.
    Definitely the high of the Queens Jubilee weekend watching the BoBMF thunder over the Mall.
    Cheers
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    If you're referring to the wingtip incident John, that got fixed some time ago. As far as I know the CWH Lanc is airworthy and doing the airshow circuit.
     
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    The Panton brothers' Lanc (Jane), at East Kirby, Lincolnshire, is on the way to being airborne too. With a bit of luck, we could have two airworthy Lancs in the UK in the future.
     
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    It would be awesome to ride on one.
     
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    agree would love to be in that nose turret,hell be happy to walk around in one..
     
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    Call me a bluff old traditionalist but, I'd rather ride in one :)
    Which position though?
     
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    Well, apart from the pilot's seat, all other positions are uncomfortable and darned noisy - but who cares!!!
    Sitting on the main spar, peering out of the small, rectangular window near the radio ops desk, or on the starboard side, and watching the two Merlins either side flying in formation with the rest of the thousands of vibrating rivets, is quite something!
     
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    I would so pleased and proud to just fly in our Lancaster.
    What a privilege.

    The other greatest thing for me would be to have a flight in the Grace Spitfire...

    One day.
     
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