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Canadian Lancaster in the UK

Only a day late, but on it's way very soon

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Chris Bott - Moderator05/08/2014 14:23:28
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The latest news from Canada seems to be that an engine problem in No2 delayed yesterday's departure.

But the engine was running fine by 1:00AM (their time) and has run again this morning.

So takeoff is now imminent.

Chris Bott - Moderator05/08/2014 14:39:22
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Live feed of the takeoff on this news channel in about half an hour apparently (15:00)

To follow progress,the registration CGVRA will apprently work on **LINK** too.

John F05/08/2014 14:53:24
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I cannot see the links due to restrictions on the system at work so can't find out any info on this.

Why is the Lancaster coming to the UK? Does it have a story?

Chris Bott - Moderator05/08/2014 14:56:33
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The Canadian Lancaster is joining the BBMF one for a few weeks, displaying at many of the BBMF airshows alongside.

John F05/08/2014 15:22:44
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Now that would be well worth paying to see. It's rare enough seeing one Lancaster in the air but two alongside each other would be akin to finding hens teeth!

Andy Meade05/08/2014 15:25:41
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Hi John,

Here's an itinerary for you :

http://www.warplane.com/lancaster-2014-uk-tour.aspx

I'm at Bournemouth airshow to see them, and will also try to get to East Kirby too for all 3 together.

Edit to add : she's on her way

Edited By Andy Meade on 05/08/2014 15:28:46

Terry Walters05/08/2014 15:32:29
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Just watched it - that was lucky - thanks Chris!

Terry

John F05/08/2014 15:40:27
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Posted by Andy Meade on 05/08/2014 15:25:41:

Hi John,

Here's an itinerary for you :

http://www.warplane.com/lancaster-2014-uk-tour.aspx

I'm at Bournemouth airshow to see them, and will also try to get to East Kirby too for all 3 together.

Edit to add : she's on her way

Edited By Andy Meade on 05/08/2014 15:28:46

 

Thank for that. Shuttleworth is only five miles away and we always get aircraft forming up over us at Cranfield. Might get a free flyby!

Edited By John F on 05/08/2014 15:41:50

Cliff Bastow05/08/2014 15:47:00
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I am going to Little Gransden show to see them. This will probabally never happen again.

Its a Shame that Just Jane from East kirkby is not yet airworthy, that would really be something to see.

The Vulcan is also going to be at Gransden as a bonus.

Chris Bott - Moderator05/08/2014 15:47:13
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Here she is on Flightradar

Terry Walters05/08/2014 16:01:21
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Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 05/08/2014 15:47:13:

Here she is on Flightradar

Brilliant Chris!

Terry

Colin Leighfield05/08/2014 16:10:32
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I've entered the Mail on Sunday competition for a flight in it. Hope I win (!)

David Rothwell05/08/2014 16:14:06
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off to Dawlish on the 23 aug to see them ,2 flying Lancs at the same time will probably never be seen again cant waitsmiley

Cliff Bastow05/08/2014 16:15:33
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HI Colin.

Good luck, speaking from experience it is something you will never forget, having been lucky enough to fly in the BBMF one.

Perhaps I should enter as there cant be many people who could say they have flown in both the remaining airworthy Lancs?

No I will be generous and let someone else win lol

Colin Leighfield06/08/2014 07:18:25
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Hi Cliff. Thanks mate, you've only made me jealous.

Chris Bott - Moderator06/08/2014 09:16:30
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Some more up to date info and pictures here on Matt Munson's Twitter feed.

Currently they're safely tucked up in bed in Goose Bay where' it's 05:16 in the morning.

Takeoff for the next leg is reported as 10:00

Chris Bott - Moderator06/08/2014 16:42:15
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No sign of them on flightradar today but Matt tweeted that they'd taken off OK, along with a pic from the mid upper, looking back at Goose Bay.

Chris Bott - Moderator06/08/2014 17:19:46
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A quick video from yesterday

Chris Bott - Moderator06/08/2014 20:24:57
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Cut and paste from **LINK**

Latest update into Keflavik, Iceland is for arrival at approx. 8:15 pm local time (Iceland) - that's 9:15 pm in England and 4:15 pm back at home base in Hamilton. Depending on crew fatigue and weather, we might hop over to Reykjavik Thursday for a short visit (details if happens would be posted tomorrow). Can't wait for Coningsby on Friday!!!

John Privett06/08/2014 22:19:47
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Now just minutes away from arrival at Keflavik. See it on flightradar24.

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