Second Avro Lancaster – yahoo!
that has been ongoing for years, it actually flew the other year during a fast taxi run (they got a hefty fine for it). My dad used to fly models from the far end of the airfield until the they got too many complaints from some southern woman who moved into a house nearby about noise 🙄Posted 5 years agogeordiemick00Member
I’ve been on it too, £120 for a taxi ride and then they stop and spin the engines up to full RPM for a while to let everyone experience the noise of those magnificent motors. It’s at East Kirby musuem near Horncastle. My motorbike club has an annual memorial get together every July there and they pull it out for that.
About six year ago a spitfire used to do a short 5 minute personal display, he used to break every rule in the book and fly over your heads at about 50ft, I’ll see if I can dig out a video of it, something spectacular to say the leastPosted 5 years agoTrimixMember
I wonder if the Germans get as excited as we do about old war machines. Hopefully they do and perhaps we could re-enact a dog fight ?
As a kid I always prefered the model German bombers I used to make – they looked more mean and menacing and I thought the ME109 was brilliant with the gun in the nose.Posted 5 years agogeordiemick00Member
EDIT: CHUFFIN ELL!!!! The cost of them’s gone up a lot since i did mine 😕 I suppose fuelling 108litre of finest engines isn’t cheap these daysPosted 5 years agoandrewhMember
There’s not a lot to be said for living in Linclnshire as far as the riding goes, but this is just down the road from me. Also the BBMF is local so I do get to the see the flying Lanc quite often, usually with it’s retinue of Spitfires and Hurricanes. There’s a Dakota nearby too, and also the Red Arrows practice not too far away and I see them quite often.Posted 5 years ago
There is a Vulcan at Waddington and another at Newark (with a Shackleton) but these don’t fly 🙁aracerSubscriber
CHUFFIN ELL!!!! The cost of them’s gone up a lot since i did mine I suppose fuelling 108litre of finest engines isn’t cheap these days
Supply and demand, shirley – and arguably they could still charge more if they’re currently fully booked ages in advance (which doesn’t surprise me at all at that price – well within the realms of a special birthday present from your family).
Just off to get the dust out of my eyes.Posted 5 years agoCountZeroMember
Just been on BBC news as I was reading this! Imagine a fly-past with a pair of Lancs, with a bunch of Spitfires and several Hurricanes! 😀Posted 5 years ago
Now, if we could only get back the aircraft that Kermit Weeks bought and shipped to the US, like the only flying Mossie, the only flying Sunderland… 😥
I was talking to a chap at work who told me a story of a lancaster which crashed in the next door village. Suffering engine failure it didn’t have enough power to gain altitude so the crew hedge hopped in an attempt to land at Linton on Ouse a fighter base at the time They did not make it,bailed out (think all survived) and the plane crashed one and a half miles from the runway. The 3 running engines buried themselves in a field, the non runner, fusilage and wings remained on top. this debris was salvaged and taken away. The farmer dug the other 3 up sold 2 and still has one which he takes to a local vintage machinary show apparently it’s f****** massive. The engines had screwed themselves into the ground and were buried very deeply. I really must go and see it. I’m not sure it was a lancaster but it is the first people think of though.Posted 5 years agosmartmonkeyMember
I know the bloke who was the test pilot for this!Posted 5 years ago
I first met Ryan when he was 16 and had just passed his PPL, He was talking about this being a possible project at a wedding in Sardinia in about 2006, and it’s just been flown.
Few years ago they accidently got a Victor v bomber in the air :p Bet that was pretty exciting for everyone watching and the crew!
Cannot wait for this Lanc to get under way, isn’t there another in the states, thats in good running and technically flight worthy but won’t be given a ticket to allow it to actually break free from the tarmac :sPosted 5 years agoNorwesterSubscriber
Perhaps Peter Jackson might need some real taxi shots for his remake of the Dambusters classic movie? He already owns a line up of WW1 aircraft here in NZ.
Now that XH558 Vulcan is likely to be grounded after this year for good. Maybe this project could pick up the wave of enthusiastic donations from this instead.
And then you’ve got the People’s Mossie coming along nicely to compete with the recently restored KA114 FB26 by Avspecs that will be shipping to Jerry Yagen shortly.
Exciting times.Posted 5 years ago
Just looked for some pictures of Merlin engines, and found one where it say its an engine from a Beaufighter which crashed, and engine got buried in a field, and was later restored.
I like how this one engine (and all its variants) was used in soooo many different planes.Posted 5 years ago
U got a tale about Merlin engine though 🙂
One of the aircraft museums in Denmark have a Merlin engine, it was from a spitfire and a farmer had bought it and used it to clear snow, by blowing it away lolPosted 5 years ago
But he once started it without a prop on it, and lets just say it did not like that.sangobeggerMember
Between this story and the chap who is about to start digging up spitfires in Burma, I reckon it’s going to be a golden year for aviation in the Uk this year. On a sadder note, we have the remains of a Mossie buried in the hills near Durness. I found the heel of a boot in the wreckage years ago, and looking down at it certainly made you think of what these lads sacrificed. Lest we forget!!!!!!Posted 5 years agoCountZeroMember
Cannot wait for this Lanc to get under way, isn’t there another in the states, thats in good running and technically flight worthy but won’t be given a ticket to allow it to actually break free from the tarmac :s
There’s one other, a Canadian-made Mk X , FM213, long-time gate sentinel at the former British Commonwealth Air Training Base at present-day Goderich Airport in Ontario, has since been reborn in the collection of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Hamilton Ontario, as one of only two flying Lancasters left in the world.Posted 5 years agoMacgyverMember
It’s cool to see it running isn’t it!Posted 5 years ago
Small world too, from a thread where someone knows the test pilot for the new NZ rebuilt mossie, I know the brother of the guy that rebuilt it!! I think it’ll be flying a little closer to home in April at an airshow in Virginia Beach. Still a jump acros the pond tho’
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