- PSA/reminder: Dambusters flypast tomorrow (Thursday) Peaks/Ladybower
More flypasts plus loads of BBC coverage – HERE
14th MAY – RAF Scampton 1100hrs
15th MAY – Woodhall Spa 1845hrs
16th MAY – Derwent 1300 hrs,
Chatsworth 1330hrs, Eyebrook 1400hrs
16th MAY – Scampton 1915hrs
17th – Lincoln Cathedral 1615hrs
19th – Woodhall Spa 1157.30hrs
I saw the BBMF Lancaster do 3 flypasts on the Beds/ Herts border last Sunday and it was just MAGNIFICENT.
😀Posted 4 years agonbtMember
Worth noting thisPosted 4 years ago
· The road up from Fairholmes to Derwent Dam will be closed to ALL traffic on the day.
· The road from the A57 to Fairholmes may be closed if it becomes overly busy such that access to emergency vehicles etc is compromised.
· Police will enforce parking restrictions on neighbouring roads eg A57 and Bamford.
· Cancellation: the flypast is dependent on aircraft serviceability and weather conditions may be subject to cancellation.
This might be bollocks, but I have heard rumours that the Vulcan might be joining the flight……I’m taking some clean underwear just incase
As awesome as that would be, I’ve just spoken to the missus, who’s checked with the Ops crew on 617 Sqn – definitely no Vulcan. Will be Lancaster and GR4 only…Posted 4 years agobelugabobMember
“live in the now man”
And forget the lessons of the past.
Or, go to the flypast, hear and feel the majesty that is a Lancaster in flight, then carry that in your heart forever – ready to be recalled the instant you hear that terrifically unique sound again.Posted 4 years ago
And spare a thought for the thousands of aircrew who did what most of us would be to scared to even contemplate.mjbMember
Just one GR4 or a gaggle (quack)
They seem to have been practising in pairs.
Anyone know how far down the valley they go before turning around for the second and third runs? Not going to have time to get all the way up to the dam so was thinking of watching from Whin Hill or Bamford Edge.Posted 4 years ago
Did the cycle in thing last time from Edale. Went to the one in 2008, well worth the watch – did so from the just up stream of the Derwent Dam. It’s good as a vantage point but you see relatively little. Above the woods by the dam on the E side of the valley looked to be a good place. You get to see more of the planes coming down the valley. Plenty of people there last time.
Win Hill quite good for watching them exiting out of the valley but you’re not as close to the action. Whinstone Lee Tor also looked to be a reasonable vantage point from pics I’ve seen from last time. Might be worth googling some of the images from the 2008 flypast to see where they were taken from and deciding on where you want to go.
I’m sure there were a few other STW’ers who went last time – might even have been a photo thread.Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
From 5 years ago:
Taken from HERE
I parked at Snake Inn, rode down Snake Pass and over Lockerbrook then round the res.
The aircraft turn at THIS POINT and the Lanc does two runs from the North heading South and one run from the South heading North.
The Tornadoes (last time) did two runs, both from the North. They dived in from each side and timed it so they overhauled the Lanc right on the dam then pulled up one left, one right.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Yes pictures please, @crazy_legs great photos from last time. Fingers crossed for good weather for you
Have had he pleasure of seeing the BBMF a few times particularly over Dartmouth, wonderful. Show my age a bit but went as a teenager in 70’s to a Spitfire Symporium with Bob-Stamford Tuck and Douglas Bader.Posted 4 years agonigelb001Member
And spare a thought for the thousands of aircrew who did what most of us would be to scared to even contemplate.
My father is now 89 and managed to survive numerous sorties in Lancasters during the war. He would love to be able to see this but is ill and can’t travel anymore. So you guys who are going to see this please make sure you post lots of piccies in this thread 😀
A few years ago we were lucky to see the Battle of Britain trio fly low right over our house. That was probably the last time he’ll see one in the flesh. The sound of six Merlin engines was unmistakeable.Posted 4 years ago
This was taken from the W bank about level prity much in line with the wing tip in crazylegs shot above.
Ok as a place to see it fly through the dam towers but if going again it would be along the wall back you can see in the picture or where the ones above were taken from. The wood end on the rhs of the pic might be a good place as you’d be close to eye level and looking at the towers.Posted 4 years ago
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