Thursday, 20 October 2016

Just Jane to fly?

With the BBMF Lancaster now in it's winter quarters, news from Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre that NX611 is heading towards an airworthy future -
The winter of 2016/17 will see some major works carried out on Avro Lancaster NX611 'Just Jane' to make huge steps forwards in the project to restore her to airworthy condition.
"This is the biggest news for NX611's restoration in the last 20 years"- Andrew Panton
Following the application for our A8-23 approval with the CAA we are now able to attend to some of NX611's future needs and address the long list of work we need to do to make her airworthy once more.
"The goal of "Just Jane" becoming only the third airworthy Lancaster in the world feels closer than ever before" - Andrew Panton
This winter will see a complete strip and re-paint of the aircraft which will facilitate an assessment of the aircraft's aluminium skin and permit any problems encountered to be resolved.

Could the possibility of having three Lancasters in formation become a reality at some point in the future?
Let's hope so...

 

3 comments:

  1. Would the CWH come back for that, we can but dream!

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  2. Maybe for a 100th anniversary of something Lancastery tour?

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  3. Hmmm, the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII sounds better but that's a bit tight!

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