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Old 04-09-2014, 21:35   #1
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The Last Chance

On Saturday 6th September at approx. 1240, the last two flying Lancaster Bombers will pass over Barnoldswick en route from Allerton Castle to Prestwick. This series of demonstrations will no doubt be the last time that the two fly together - one is British, part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and the other is Canadian and will be returning to Canada at the completion of this summer's displays.
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Old 04-09-2014, 21:46   #2
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Re: The Last Chance?

My sister phoned earlier and told me they were doing a display over Lancaster at weekend.
I forgot which day she told me it was being held.
I have seen the British one flying a few times and it is a marvellous sight and sound.
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Old 04-09-2014, 21:53   #3
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I did a cut and paste for Sundays programme which comes closer to us
Sun 07-Sep


PRESTWICK

13:00

L+L

PORTRUSH

13:30

D


L+L

PRESTWICK

14:15

FP


L+L

WINDERMERE

14:50

FP


L+L

MORECOMBE

15:05

FP


L+L

HOLMFIRTH

15:25

FP


L+L

LUDFORD

15:45

FP

Morecambe to Holmfirth probably takes them over Lancaster - no information on heights.
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Old 04-09-2014, 22:39   #4
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I was on holiday in Scarborough a few years ago and they had a fly past of a Lancaster over the castle. It was a magnificent sight . . . and sound.
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:10   #5
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Re: The Last Chance

Taken at the Southport Air show three years ago.
I hadn't time to change my lens for a longer one but it cropped out reasonably well.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:56   #6
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The sound of a Merlin- gorgeous, music.
The sound of four in sync- magic, an orchestra.
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Old 05-09-2014, 13:09   #7
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We were at Southport a couple of weeks ago.....The Blackpool Airshow was on...and I am sure that one of the Lancasters flew overhead in the direction of Blackpool.
Was too damn slow getting my camera out of my bag to snap it.......I would have got a good shot too because it was flying quite low.
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Old 05-09-2014, 18:18   #8
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Website of events-----

Lancaster Bomber 2014 UK Tour
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Old 05-09-2014, 18:21   #9
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Just noticed,Blackburn Sunday at 1515
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Old 05-09-2014, 18:32   #10
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Just noticed,Blackburn Sunday at 1515
Thanks Les, I had missed that, weather forecast not good for Saturday but should be OK on Sunday.
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Old 05-09-2014, 18:34   #11
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Blackburn 1515----Holmfirth 1535
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:46   #12
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I may be wrong but I'm sure I heard the sound of multiple Merlins somewhere over the Ribble estuary(Blackpool/Southport) between 11.30 and 12. Rushed outside and could hear them clearly but couldn't see anything.That sound is so distinctive.
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Old 06-09-2014, 13:11   #13
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Flights today cancelled due to bad weather.Check this website for up to date info..If and when the flight occurs over Blackburn,the best place to view would be from the top of Corporation Park.

Lancaster Bomber Ale
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Old 06-09-2014, 23:02   #14
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I assume that they are flying over Thwaites Brewery and then on to Holmfirth. Grane Road, even Haslingden Old Road, may be good spots to get a decent site of them in the local vicinity.
BG may be able to advise on probable route, airways/min flight levels etc?
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Got goosebumps as they just flew over the dunk, gutted I didn't have my camera but did video them with my phone. Will upload to YouTube later.
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