Once In A Lifetime

This summer the skies over Britain have been host to the sight of not one, but two Avro Lancaster Bombers, that is, 100% of all the airworthy Avro Lancasters left, sharing the same patch of sky. For this to happen, a plane 70 years old had to hop across the Atlantic via Greenland & Iceland, so it is highly unlikely to be repeated.

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Therefore it was concomitant upon me to make efforts to enjoy the spectacle, therefore I planned visits to several Airshows with the back-up possibility of several others should something happen to ground one or other of the planes. I got lucky and on the first day of the Wings & Wheels event at Dunsfold aerodrome (home to The Stig) was presented with apparition I have reproduced above. A week later I attended RAFA Shoreham, but unfortunately V-RA (a.k.a Vera) The Canadian-based Lancaster had been grounded whilst they replaced an engine.

I shall make further endeavours to see them again as our summer slips slowly into glorious early Autumn.

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~ by @mmonyte on September 9, 2014.

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