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 Post subject: Lancaster rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:44 pm 
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... tored.html

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Historic Lancaster bomber will be taken apart piece by piece and painstakingly restored in a £3.5million project to get it flying again by 2020

Lancaster Avro NX611 'Just Jane' is undergoing a mammoth restoration in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire
Workers are taking aircraft to pieces, checking every component and putting it back together again
Project costing around £3.5million aims to have the historic aircraft taking to the skies again by 2020
Plane was built by Austin Motors in Longbridge near Birmingham in April 1945 but did not see service

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 Post subject: Re: Lancaster rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:03 pm 
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Great news Chuck - I've seen this Lanc, it's on a chicken farm in "Ovenpaa" country. When I was chatting to one of the old boys who own it, maybe 7-8 years ago, he told me then that they hoped to get it back in the air, he told me they have some new crated engines for it. It regularly does taxi runs down the runway.

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 Post subject: Re: Lancaster rebuild
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Excellent stuff, not many of these left now is there? The great news is that they intend flying it, not just putting it in a museum. I saw the Vulcan many times but was still guttted when it was grounded.

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 Post subject: Re: Lancaster rebuild
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I kno of it however we have not been down to see it yet. I did manage to stand on the wing of an English Electric Lightening though :)

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 Post subject: Re: Lancaster rebuild
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Ovenpaa wrote:
I kno of it however we have not been down to see it yet. I did manage to stand on the wing of an English Electric Lightening though :)


Well worth a zip down the A16 on a sunny Saturday afternoon. They used to have a few planes at Hemswell but they all seemed to disappear a couple of years ago.

There's also a "Tall Boy" bomb standing in a garden in Halton-le-clay.

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 Post subject: Re: Lancaster rebuild
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The Canadian Warplane Heritage that fly the 'other' airworthy Lanc, which they flew over do a UK tour back in 2014, have hinted that if/when Just Jane flys again, they may well consider flying their Lanc back over again, as the chance to get all 3 flying together would be just too much to resist.......and the last time that 3 flew together in the UK was when they filmed The Dambusters in 1954/5.


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On a similar note the Memphis Belle is being restored in the States.....

http://www.warbirdsnews.com/aviation-mu ... pdate.html

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 Post subject: Re: Lancaster rebuild
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Well worth a zip down the A16 on a sunny Saturday afternoon. They used to have a few planes at Hemswell but they all seemed to disappear a couple of years ago.

There's also a "Tall Boy" bomb standing in a garden in Halton-le-clay.
We have a Lightening in a garden just up the road, apparently the chap who lives there also has a Lightening flight simulator however I have only ever driven past so cannot confirm this.

Is that Holton or Halton, if it is the former it is just to the North East of us and we venture that way quite often when heading to the club or the coast with the dogs.

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The movie Memphis Belle was filmed at RAF Binbrooke near where Ovenpaa and Christel now live teanews

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