Friday, 30 June 2017

The Express arriving soon...

Currently at Goose Bay waiting to head across 'the Pond', ten years after TF-51 "Miss Velma" made her journey, is P-51B "Berlin Express" flown by Lee Lauderbeck. Scheduled to arrive on 4th July at Duxford in preparation for Flying Legends 2017.

After departing Texas on June 28, Lauderback will pilot the “Berlin Express” to Paducah, Kentucky, Dunkirk, New York, Bangor, Maine, Goose Bay, Canada, Narsarsuaq, Greenland, Keflavik, Iceland and Wick, Scotland before arriving at Duxford Airfield.

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It will be nice to see a "B" model with the Malcolm Hood in the UK - a personal favourite of mine. 

The progress of Berlin Express and her KingAir escort/support aircraft can be followed here - LINK

Photo updates can be viewed on Ed Shipley's FB page - LINK

Hopefully Ed Shipley won't suffer being fog bound in Wick for days as happened in 2007!

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