GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5218 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, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5011 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 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4976 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?