GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13241 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5265 times:
A very common sight at airshows etc.
Big state occasions too, usually with a BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane.
On 10th July last year, this aircraft dropped a million plastic poppies (the flower being a symbol for UK war remembrance), over the massed crowds in Central London at the combined VE/VJ Day commemorations.
So not only is the Lanc flying still, it's bomb bay doors still work!
AKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5058 times:
Quoting Timz (Reply 6): Okay, boys and girls... how do we know (for pretty certain, anyway) that this was taken from an aircraft and not a satellite?
...yup, an Avro Lancaster flying over Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, England, as originally spotted it appears by a chap on Google Earth Community who lives just about right under the aircraft's position when Google Earth's satellite captured this snap.
NHGrafx From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5023 times:
I have a friend who lives in Peterborough who has seen the Lancaster and Spitfires fly over her house. That has got to be one awesome sound, 1 Lancaster + 1 Spitfire = 5 RR Merlin's, probably the best sounding engine ever.
Is it weird I have a RemoveBeforeFlight pitot cover on my car rear view mirror?