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Old 22nd Sep 2014, 14:26
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 11:35
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2 Lancs, a Spit a Hurri and a Puma

I made the tortuous journey there and back through the multitude, cars were parked nose to tail literally miles back from the dams. I was in the forest on the hunt for a good viewing point well before flypast time when the Spitfire and Hurricane flew down the valley (I'd thought they were going to arrive with the Lancasters so I only glimpsed them flashing past through the trees!). Great to see the Lancs in such a setting though and nice to see the Puma ending the day with its own flyby down the valley. That would have made a nice picture from where I was but it took me by surprise, I only had time to wave back at the crewman, I couldn't help myself!
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 12:09
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She departed this morning on her homeward journey and is just north of Perth heading to Iceland, the BBMF put up two Hurri's Two Spits and the Lanc for a farewell flypast over Lincoln this morning...

you can track her enroute live here



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Thank you to the Canadians for a memorable visit.
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 12:47
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Very many thanks - will contribute to the engine fund, and have a safe trip back. you have made many, many friends over here
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 19:38
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Gannet Driver, have you seen this one? It's the two Lanc's in formation with the Vulcan and filmed from the BBMF Lanc


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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 22:15
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 23:18
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Nutloose,


Love the ground shadows at about 2.20!


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Apart from the aircraft, that pic shows what a dry summer its been.
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 23:37
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Well I suppose it had to go home at some point

I still never got to chat with the guys as the fenceline was busy today, although not quite as crazy as the weekend of the first return from the 3 Lancs.

Dunc Mason when asked if they would come back said simply 'Never say Never'.

I saw her arrive, do the 3 practices PDAs then the formation with the Vulcan, return from the first East Kirkby bash. And finally the flypast over Waddington after revisiting the dams and finally watched her go today.

I have still got some pics to sort but will add some over the next few days.

Cheers and safe journey guys
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 00:32
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Vera

Thanks guys, wish her well!
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 14:43
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Will BBMF ever plan a reciprocal visit?
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Old 1st Oct 2014, 14:32
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Good news. It's looking like they may end up in the black costs wise for bringing her over... $340,000 fuel bill

Fuel for Lancaster bomber's tour of U.K. rings in at $340,000

BTW in case you do not know, we may be getting a visit from a B29 soon too, FIFI may be coming over
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