Just Jane

Lozzer

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Well our date with the Lancaster "Just Jane" went rather well, quite a few cars turned up, I remember 1 Ferrari, a few Jags amongst modern stuff and a Nissan Qashqai! no other Massers though. Shame she was missing her wingtips! £37 well spent and all in a good cause to try and get her back in the air.
The price included a professional photo to take home (the bottom one), well worth doing if you ever get the opportunity, which I'm sure there will be in the future.
The Lady on the gate said "Ooh 3200?", "Yes it is" I says, " ooh lovely, and you drove all the way here?, Come right in your nerves must be shot".....
P. S. It was bloody boiling!
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I went to see the 'Lancaster' at South Yorkshire Air Museum, and it was only few bits! Apparently it was in the Avro Factory in Manchester and the roof fell on it and crushed it.

False advertising!
 

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We played at Leuchars airshow, pilots after show party. There was one parked outside the veterans tent, was stunning, and nice to see for the older pilots who probably flew them.
 

Lozzer

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We played at Leuchars airshow, pilots after show party. There was one parked outside the veterans tent, was stunning, and nice to see for the older pilots who probably flew them.
They are a stunning aircraft indeed, to buy one privately, as the Panton brothers did with this one, to honour their brother that was lost in ww2, and keep it in taxiing condition is I think a remarkable achievment, although now a charity, the next step is restoration to airworthy condition, when that happens I don't think the access to it will be as informal as it is today. Enjoy it while you can!!
They currently have a privately owned taxi condition Mosquito in there too :p
 

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2nd one I get (Typhoon). 1st one not so sure. Did they make the Tall Boy?
AVRO was part of the Hawker Siddeley group of companies, after John Siddeley bought A. v.Roe Ltd in 1935. There was a lovely Lancaster flypast at the A-S Centenary celebration in Coventry in 2019
 

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The Sunderland wings were the same as on the Short Stirling, of which no examples survive. My fave WW2 bomber even though it was the worst of the heavies...