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lancaster bomber
« on: May 09, 2014, 06:29:37 AM »

on e/bay a one way trip in a Lancaster from Canada to England in the Canadian Lancaster bomber to help towards the costs of its trip to uk in august...22 bids so far$56000. what a trip !!!!!!! slug
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Re: lancaster bomber
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 07:13:17 AM »

thank you martin for the feeds.......tony
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Re: lancaster bomber
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 08:51:16 AM »

What a fantastic trip and I would guess out of our price range for most of us.  But for those in the UK there is a Lancaster experience that does not require such a large outlay.  Take a look here to see what I mean
http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/lancaster-taxy-rides/
I went last year and had a great day at the museum.  I can recommend the taxy ride, it was great, but the museum is well worth a visit even if you don't go for a taxy.  Just to hear those four Merlin engines start up is worth the trip to East Kirkby.
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Re: lancaster bomber
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 09:18:35 AM »

As it is flying out of Humberside Airport ( Ex RAF Kirmington) we should see a lot of it around Grimsby  :-)) :-))
East Kirkby is well worth a visit. The BBMF visit most Bank Holiday Weekends.


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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 10:41:43 AM »

Guys.......not knowing a lot about these aircraft.......but noticed

1. In the text.......this Lancaster had Packard-Merlin engines
2. Were they badge engineered from the original British Rolls Royce-Merlins?.........as being built in USA during the war
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Re: lancaster bomber
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 10:48:18 AM »

We have G for George, at the war memorial in Canberra
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Re: lancaster bomber
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 12:48:54 PM »

Guys.......not knowing a lot about these aircraft.......but noticed

1. In the text.......this Lancaster had Packard-Merlin engines
2. Were they badge engineered from the original British Rolls Royce-Merlins?.........as being built in USA during the war
Derek

Hi Derek

Yes they were, my understanding is the Americans were asked to make the Merlin as we could not build them fast enough. Rolls Royce had a problem with the way Packard missed out some honing on the lower part of the bore, due to the mass production techniques they employed, and at first would not certify them for aircraft. At first they were put in tanks and boats, but later on into aircraft.

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2014, 01:58:38 PM »

We have G for George, at the war memorial in Canberra

when I was there in 1976-78 teaching next door at the high school, you could pay a dollar and climb through the fuselage from the under belly escape hatch and sit in the pilot seat..........what an experience that was.......duly paid my dollar many a lunch time off from teaching.............brilliant it was too................sadly didn't have a camera in those days.and I suppose that is no longer allowed because of the HSE bods, lol

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Re: lancaster bomber
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2014, 04:46:32 PM »

As it stands, the plan is for FM213 will depart from Hamilton on 4/8/2014 stopping at goose bay(Labrador)Narsarsuaq(Greenland)and Keflavik(Iceland) then onto Coningsby on the 8/8/2014(pm). There will be training & flights from 14/8/2014 alongside PA474. The Canadian lanc will be here for about a month, so keep your eyes peeled and watch for updates because this is going to be "FANTASTIC" to see both lancs flying in the sky together and "R.A.F.Coningsby" is going to be busy in august

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Re: lancaster bomber
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2014, 04:50:21 PM »

It will be based at Humberside Airport as it is effectively a
civilian aircraft.
just like the Vulcan at Robin Hood.

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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2014, 06:04:58 PM »

sounds great that ,fascinating history ,will have to make an effort ,thank you for info .
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2014, 06:20:46 AM »

I've sat in this Lancaster where it resides in Hamilton, it is housed in the Heritage warplane Museum, beside Hamilton International. That's about 40 miles out of Toronto on your way to Niagara Falls, worth the trip if anyone is going over that way.

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Re: lancaster bomber
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2014, 08:13:44 AM »

39 bids c$62877.0 getting exciting....12 hrs to go.been watching the bids all along.....tony
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Re: lancaster bomber
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2014, 05:47:36 PM »

Now 72,100 dollars, less than 3 hours to go.
 
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2014, 05:55:21 PM »

Businesses class at least  %%

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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2014, 08:46:38 PM »

c$ 79.100.00....57 bids   some lucky person....tony
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Re: lancaster bomber
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2014, 12:00:13 AM »

Well, the flight is out of the question but I'm certainly going to Shoreham's Air Show to see both Lancs fly over accompanied by Spits and Hurricanes and Dakotas. I doubt if we'll get another chance.
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2014, 01:23:44 AM »

 :o...& Ned says......."Businesses class at least  %%"

 >>:-( a business class canvas slung webbing seat with a pair of very functional ear muffs...... O0...& maybe a warm woollen blanket & an oxygen mask...as @ 28,000 ft....the air is pretty thin & cold  {-)......

Those guys that piloted & crewed the aircraft were very brave........& I am not talking about the consequences of flying during war........Derek

PS courtesy of WIKI........"Climb to 28,000 ft (8,500 m)"
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