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    A Lancaster flew south right over our house in Wiltshire at about 3pm today, Saturday 17th. Possibly on a flight from Kemble airfield to where ?

    I looked on the BBMF programme for 17th Sept .Perhaps to Chatham Kent ?

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    Anne, she was probably headed for Goodwood. Watch out for her tomorrow, she's due at Kemble and Goodwood
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    Bill
    I will .Quite a sight right over our roof !
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    The Lanc crew better watch out at Kemble, the company I work for have had a lot of aircraft torn down there!!!

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    Crashes, weather, difficult landing/take off, other aircraft or souvenir hunters ?

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    Sorry, just to clarify, 'torn down' is an industry term for taking apart aircraft bit by bit very carefully.

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    Simon
    Now I know ! The Lanc didn't fly over us today.
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    Well, here's a coincidence. The only other flyable Lanc in the world flew over my Ottawa neighbourhood this morning, 18 September. It belongs to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton (http://www.warplane.com/index.html) but comes up to Ottawa a couple of times a year, for D-Day, Battle of Britain Sunday, or air shows. Today it was escorted by four WW2 fighters. I thought I recognized a Mustang and a Spitfire but wasn't close enough to make out the others, but now I see from this item in the Ottawa Citizen (http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/ottawa/Photos+Show/5420017/story.html) that there was a Mustang, a Spitfire, a Hurricane and a Kittyhawk.


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    Rob
    Perhaps they co-ordinate flying dates but that seems unlikely on different continents -weather ,mechanical problems etc ? The Lanc flew to Denmark in May this year , flying over a 460 RAAF crash site in Stadil where a commemoration was being held

    "Ours " had flown to Leeuwarden, Holland, as well, according to the BBMF programme

    http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/displayinfo/
    click on - 2011 Display flying programme- under photo.

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    I had, once again, the great privilege of watching PA474 start up, taxy out, take off and display at Kemble yesterday.
    Always an impressive sight in the air, it is also a magnificent and emotive sight and and sound with the engines run up on the ground.
    Just as rewarding was the crowd that gathered in front of her to witness this.
    It was also particularly pleasing to hear plenty of parents informing their children about the heritage that she represents.

    Mike

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