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For my lucky UK friends, you get to see 2 Lancaster's flying in formation starting August 14.

Details are here.

Carl who is crying green tears of envy.


PS: I am willing to pay for hi-res photos and videos.
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 07:08:56 AM »
YEEEESSSSSSSS!   :) :D

Elsewhere I saw someone suggested a 3 x Avro flight with '558 joining in too. What a great idea, I hope someone's thinking about that.
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 07:50:03 AM »
What about a three A/C ground run up with the Lincolnshire Aviation Avro Lancaster NX611?
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 10:34:45 PM »
What about a three A/C ground run up with the Lincolnshire Aviation Avro Lancaster NX611?

That too, with '558 making a flypast above.
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From the CWH website:

Below is our AIR DISPLAY SCHEDULE for AUGUST ONLY that features both Lancasters. A full schedule will be released in the future that will provide details about visiting us including stops at Coningsby and Humberside, flypasts including Middleton St. George and East Kirkby as well as other special events being planned. Last updated: May 7, 2014

The current schedulel is here.
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And the Winner of the Ebay auction to fly in a Lancaster from Canada to England is ...  Matthew Munson, a 34-year-old businessman from Henley-on-Thames in England.

For a mere $79,100, Matthew gets to shake and shiver for 18 hours.

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And the Winner of the Ebay auction to fly in a Lancaster from Canada to England is ...  Matthew Munson, a 34-year-old businessman from Henley-on-Thames in England.

For a mere $79,100, Matthew gets to shake and shiver for 18 hours.
Is that the going rate for the price of a "Steerage Class Passenger" ticket?  :) 
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For a mere $79,100, Matthew gets to shake and shiver for 18 hours.

And the flight stewards and in-flight meals probably leave a lot to be desired... ;)
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2014, 05:51:36 AM »
I hear you, gentlemen, but is there actually even one of you who is not jealous? ???


No jealousy from me.  If I had my choice the ride would be on the water in a high speed planing hull or high speed semi-displacement hull with an open bridge at 40 knots because wnd burn is more fun than sun burn any day. 
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2014, 09:47:12 PM »
The schedule is now complete. It can be found here.

On September 2nd and 7th, both the BBMF Lancaster and the CWH Lancaster perform a flypast together over the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre's "Just Jane" Lancaster as she does a taxi run.
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2014, 10:21:20 AM »
Almost there. Made it to Keflavik.

CWH Facebook page.
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 06:56:02 PM »
C-GVRA just flew over the Hebrades. They are minutes away from the mainland.

According to the various social feeds the BBMF Lancaster and little friends plus the Red Arrows will be part welcoming committee.

I'd be interested to hear from any eye witnesses what the welcome party was like.
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2014, 12:44:29 AM »
What about a three A/C ground run up with the Lincolnshire Aviation Avro Lancaster NX611?


That too, with '558 making a flypast above.


Kit: Your wish will be fulfilled:. From RAF Waddington.

We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday 21st August 2014 the last two remaining airworthy Lancaster bombers, PA474 flown by Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and FM213 flown by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will fly in to RAF Waddington where they will be joined by the famous delta wing Vulcan Bomber XH558.
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2014, 02:24:41 AM »
First video. Short and sweet



Now if you'll excuse me while I go and have a long sorrowful crying session with my pillow. 
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2014, 04:20:36 AM »
The sound sent shivers up my spine.

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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2014, 07:14:37 PM »
Lancaster at 6 O'Clock, BREAK LEFT! BREAK LEFT!

Short Video from the PDA flight.

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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2015, 07:47:07 AM »
Here is the trailer for the upcoming full length video documenting the tour.

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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2015, 11:52:59 PM »
 Free film will honour a bomber named Vera

"Reunion of Giants" follows a 70-year-old Avro Lancaster bomber as it travels to the United Kingdom from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton. It will be screened for free at select theatres on Remembrance Day.

Hamilton's Lancaster is the star of a new film that will be shown free at Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country on Remembrance Day.

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum announced the deal this week saying details about participating theatres will be released in September.

The film called "Reunion of the Giants" is about the bomber known as Vera's epic journey to the United Kingdom last year to take part in a series of air shows alongside the world's only other airworthy Lancaster. That one is owned by the Royal Air Force.

Production of the film by Suddenly SeeMore Productions Inc. and Highway Entertainment is continuing.

A DVD release is planned for late November and negotiations are continuing that would see the film shown on television, a spokesperson for the museum said.

Source: Hamilton Spectator
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Re: Canadian Warplane Heritage Lancaster Great Britain Tour August 2014
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2016, 02:24:29 AM »
Today at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum they had a showing of the Reunion of Giants.



In attendance was Leon Evans and Dave Roeher from the CWHM. Both Lancaster Pilots.
Morgan Elliott from Suddenly Seemore, the producer of the movie.
The gentlemen holding the microphone is Bob Pearson, the pilot of The Gimli Glider.

In the audience was the pilot-in-command of the 450 SQN CH-147D Chinook which moved the Lancaster in 1979 to the CWHM.



Needless to say lots of interesting x-talk.
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