15th Aug 2012, 16:05
Looked out on the balcony having heard a low flying aircraft go directly over the house.
Just saw the back end of it but looked like a Lancaster.
T'was about 1000' heading in a northerly direction, over Marchwood at 1700.
Cracking sight - was this flying due to Cowes week or something?
15th Aug 2012, 16:34
Could be something to do with today being the 67th anniversary of VJ day
Could be the last?
15th Aug 2012, 17:12
I thought the 'Phantom' was u/s at Manston?
15th Aug 2012, 17:33
It pootled along over North Somerset about 16:00. Lovely :ok:
16th Aug 2012, 09:56
It had brake trouble and was fixed at Manston.
It left Manston on Wednesday and flew to Southampton airport.
It was down to display at the Weymouth Carnival on Wednesday afternoon.
Oh and Minehead too apparently.
16th Aug 2012, 12:32
Around 60 years ago, an OCU Lancaster flew down to Somerset from Kinloss on a particularly urgent mission......
....to deliver Spey salmon for a dining-in night at RAF Merryfield. But in doing so, apparently it hopped down the runway in ever-increasing bounces until the QFI took control..:uhoh: