Noisy lancasters overhead

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    Indoors on Thursday 14/08 heard a deep throbbing noise outside

    And saw these two

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    Then this morning heard a noise again went in side again for the compact camera
    Clicked em again that's three times they have flown over wish I had a good camera

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    Hope the old unpleasantness hasn't kicked off again :unsure:

    Seriously long may these old workhorses be kept airworthy.
     
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    Hi Tofo,
    If you fancy a little jaunt down the A13 and if it's of interest, they should be flying over Southend on Sunday (tomorrow) and landing at Southend at about 14.35. They will take off again at 16.20.

    They may also be back at Southend on Thursday and next weekend but CHECK the local media or social media because this is all weather dependent.

    This is a unique event and never to be repeated. The Canadian Lanc' is unlikely to ever fly to the UK again.

    I would have given my right arm to see them, especially as my flying club is based on the airport. Alas, I'm half way up a Swiss mountain with the MoHo at the moment!

    Liked your pics tho.
    Cheers
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    They were on the news yesterday morning their apparently the only two Lancaster left that are still able to fly .....One of them is visiting from the states
     
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    Luckily I live close to Biggin hill and the pair have been over my house a few times this week, a truly beautiful sight, those eight merlins going over at 500ft makes me have goose pimples, may they long continue to fly In memory of the aircrew that didn't return,
     
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    Sadly I won't be able to as
    its no 1 granddaughters 4th birthday
    And she's been counting sleeps till barbie( dolls) arrival

    So I'll wait camera in hand
    hoping to get them if they pass over later afternoon
    Depending where they'll be next

    I'm assuming they may hang around southend for the clacton air show
    Next week

    What a deep rumbling those 8 merlin engines make
    Must of made the ground shake and vibrate
    with a heavily laden squadron going out on a raid

    Found this on y tube lancaster landing at southend
     
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    Sat outside, pub in P'boro, throaty roar made me wonder... indeed they did a low pass, in formation, overhead. Presumably heading back to Linc's. They seem to be criss crossing the country.
    Fabulous sight, even better racket.
     
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    Good fotos tofo and thank you. The link to the RAF Battle of Britain Flight displays is:-
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/displayinfo/ Good luck!
     
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    Shame they’re only coming North of the Border once :( I remember going to Prestwick Airshow (HMS Gannet) as a pimply youth in the early eighties, first time I’d seen Conorde.
     
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    Four gigs on Sunday the best of which was Sywell Airshow.

    They're always buzzing my house (Rutland/Lincs) the Dekota wasn't at 500 feet when it went over my house last week!
     
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    >> Noisy lancasters overhead

    Vee haf also complained about ziz but Mr Churchill just said "tough tittie you started it" vee ver not amused.
     
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    Here's one I took earlier:
    [​IMG]Avro Lancaster-Battle of Britain Flight by mack100, on Flickr
    Can't claim it to be one I saw just flying over my house but I thought I'd post it anyway.This shot taken at The Shuttleworth Collection last year.
    What a wonderful noise it makes!
     
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