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Avro Lancaster B.I by NamelessFaithlessGod Avro Lancaster B.I by NamelessFaithlessGod
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster B.1 at the Sywell Airshow 2010.

She is one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world at the present moment, the second example is in Canada at the Canadian Warplane Heritage. There will hopefully be a third Lancaster soon as the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre here in the UK plan to get their example "Just Jane" airworthy.

I think this is my favourite photograph I have ever shot.
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Wookieoftheyear Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
My great uncle flew one of these, always loved this plane
GulfKiller101 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
it warms the heart of a British plane fan to see the old British lass flying, her and the Spit and without a doubt two of our country's most famous daughters and much loved by us, i saw a documentary where two old bombers lads saw a rebuilt Halifax which had been raised from a Norwegian lake and rebuilt, they said their planes werent built or created, they were BORN, and were happy to see a Halifax be reborn.

I agree, i think planes like the Lancaster, Spit, Halifax, Vulcan, Hunter etc arent CREATED they are BORN, if we rebuild them we give them a second chance at life!
BenjiNewmanArt Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woot woot ! Ive been inside that beast !!!! kirkby i love you
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful, Dan. One could almost forget she's a war machine.
SRSmith Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Writer
That's a fantastic shot of a beautiful aircraft!

Any idea how Lincolnshire is making out getting theirs airborne?
NamelessFaithlessGod Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Photographer
They are currently gathering parts ans spares ready for the start of full restoration to flight. I do not know how long it will be until they start but the believe that when reatoration work does start it will take 18 months from start to finish to get her airborne. Of course they will also have to extend the runway at East Kirkby too to operate her so who knows. Restorations are always notorious for being almost impossible to predict timescales accurately so we are going to have to wait and see I'm afraid.
SRSmith Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Writer
Looking forward to having another one in flying condition. Such a fantastic aircraft.
The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Daniel... Your artistry with these shots is awesome! I so :love: these planes, and you present them in such a spectacular fashion.

Thank you!
NamelessFaithlessGod Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Photographer
That's very kind of you to say. My secret is to not upload the bad ones. :lol: In seriousness though I do try to be meticulous with my photography and treat each photograph as a piece of art rather than just a photograph. It means a lot to me when somebody like yourself appreciates all the work I put into trying to get them right as it makes it all worth it. :)
The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's nice to be thanked in such detail. I do appreciate what effort is needed to get such pictures, as I am still using semi-auto settings on my EOS 600D, and still get so many duff results.

I'm trying to get the Friday and Saturday off (13-14 July) to get to Farnborough. I've not been to an airshow since childhood. (Now rapidly approaching 62.) IF I manage to get there for the show, I'm wondering just how many fuzzy or dark pics I'm likely to come home with. :lol:

Keep up the good work, it IS truly appreciated. I'm no 'geek' or officionado when it comes to planes, but I do love to see them. :iconplaneplz:
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