Watching the Vulcan take off at Farnborough, on that unforgettable day in 2010, we are reminded that there was another iconic, historic aircraft there that day. From the same aviation company. Avro. Where the Vulcan was largely a deterrent, apart from one foray all the way to the Falklands, the Lancaster earned its reputation in terrible war. Just think Dambusters.
Just two Lancasters are left flying in the world. One in England, one in Canada. The English one is treasured and cosseted as the centre piece of the Battle Of Britain Memorial flight. Like the Vulcan, you rarely saw either on the ground at air shows. They flew in and they flew out. At Farnborough in 2010 they were both on the ground. So here is the more sedate take-off of the Lancaster to the roar of four of the most famous British engines of all time. The Rolls Royce Merlin.
At the Goodwood Revival
And finally, in 2014, the Canadian Lancaster was flown to England for a summer of air shows. On one memorable occasion being joined by the Vulcan.
Lighting a Candle to Diddley
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