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Old 07-19-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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Down at the Stampede grounds yesterday I wandered into the Agrium tent. Inside the aerospace museum had a cropduster set up on display, next to it was a sandwich billboard that said:

"See the Lancaster, August 4th to 8th, SAIT Aerocentre"

Now the aviation geek in me went absolutely nuts upon seeing this. Since there are no Lancasters airside at YYC (the aerospace museum has one on static display) that means that one of the two airworthy ones in the world will be flying in for this!

Preliminary checks with some of my sources say to keep an eye out for it arriving on Tuesday, August 3rd around 3pm.

I will update this thread as I hear more details on this awesome visit!

Lancaster wiki entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_La...iving_aircraft

Edit: Tour info
http://www.warplane.com/Planetalk/LancTour2010.html

Edit 2: More info on hours of viewing: http://www.my.calendars.net/aerospac...&positioning=A

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Old 07-19-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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When you fly out of hamilton, your check in ticket gets you free admission to the war aeroplane museum at the airport.

I'd encourage anyone that can to go through the museum, its probably the most complete and awesome display of Airforce history that I've seen.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:18 PM   #3
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Just found out it is the Canadian Warplane Museums Lanc doing the trip, details of all its stops can be found here:

http://www.warplane.com/Planetalk/LancTour2010.html

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Does the Nanton Lancaster ever leave its museum property? I checked that placed out for the first time last summer and was absolutely blown away with the quality of that museum.

I have plans and wood to assemble a 6 foot wingspan R/C Lancaster..hoping to get started on construction this winter season perhaps.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:19 PM   #5
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The Nanton Lanc is not airworthy, but I do believe over the last few years they have repaired the engines enough to run them sometimes for visitors.
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The Nanton Lanc is not airworthy, but I do believe over the last few years they have repaired the engines enough to run them sometimes for visitors.
Yeah...I was just speculating that maybe they were trucking it in or something as a static exhibit, before I saw the post above about the airworthy one making a tour.

The Nanton Lancaster does do engine run-ups, although Iíve never been there to see it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:27 PM   #7
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This is one of my favorite photos of a Lancaster, shot at night from the ground in Germany. Gives you a real perspective on the risks the pilots took, as well as the fact that they werenít all that high up

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Old 07-19-2010, 04:02 PM   #8
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My uncle Alfred was a Lanc navigator who got shot down over Denmark during a night run.

http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944129.shtml

So I'll definitely be checking this out, thanks for the info.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:25 PM   #9
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Awesome, I'll be there for sure. Hope it doesn't come when I'm working, I'd like to see it flying more than on the ground.
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Its a shame my grandfather died in May. He flew in these during the war and it would have been cool to take him down to see it.
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Down at the Stampede grounds yesterday I wandered into the Agrium tent. Inside the aerospace museum had a cropduster set up on display, next to it was a sandwich billboard that said:

"See the Lancaster, August 4th to 8th, SAIT Aerocentre"

Now the aviation geek in me went absolutely nuts upon seeing this. Since there are no Lancasters airside at YYC (the aerospace museum has one on static display) that means that one of the two airworthy ones in the world will be flying in for this!

Preliminary checks with some of my sources say to keep an eye out for it arriving on Tuesday, August 3rd around 3pm.

I will update this thread as I hear more details on this awesome visit!

Lancaster wiki entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_La...iving_aircraft

Edit: Tour info
http://www.warplane.com/Planetalk/LancTour2010.html
If you can narrow down the time, and figure out the best filming location, I will get some good HD video to put up.
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If you can narrow down the time, and figure out the best filming location, I will get some good HD video to put up.
I'll update when I get more specific info. That would be sweet if you get some video.
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I'm not really an aviation geek, but I have to admit there is NOTHING like the sound of the Merlins in a Lanc!
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Since this is the thread for aviation geeks, a reminder that the Alberta Air Show is in Lethbridge this weekend.

$15/person (children under 7 and under are free).

I will be there on Saturday with my family.

Highlights:

Tora, Tora, Tora
A-10
CF-18
Chance Vought Corsair
Hawk One (F-86 Sabre)
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:17 PM   #15
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I got to see that Corsair at the Westjet BBQ just before Stampede, here are a couple of my pics:







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Updated info from the Aerospace Museum's calendar:

-Arrival is set for 3pm on Tuesday the 3rd
-Private viewing and cocktail reception ($100) 5pm
-Wed: 12-8pm on display (adult $10, child $5, 6 and under free, $5 more to go inside the Lanc)
-Thurs: 12-8pm
-Fri: 10am-8pm
-Sat: 10am-8pm
-Sun: 10am-8pm

Then she is in maintenance for 3 days, before departing on Thursday the 12th for the Abbotsford air show.

http://www.my.calendars.net/aerospac...&positioning=A
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My grandfather's brother got shot down in a lancaster over the English Channel during WW2, I would be fascinated to see this plane up close.
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Bumping this, the Lancaster in now scheduled to arrive tomorrow between 1:15-1:45pm.
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Hope someone get's some stereo mics and an HD cam! I'll be working
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Hope someone get's some stereo mics and an HD cam! I'll be working
Sadly all I bring to the table is my DSLR, but I WILL get shots of it coming in!
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