Airport partner the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM) has released the Lancaster UK Air Display Schedule for the Avro Lancaster’s historic flight to England in August 2014.
Please find full details via the CWHM media release below.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster UK Air Display Schedule
(May 7, 2014) Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM) continues to prepare their Avro Lancaster for its historic flight to England in August where it will join the only other airworthy Lancaster in the world, owned and operated by the Royal Air Force’s renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), and participate in several events and activities. The UK Air Display Schedule featuring both Lancasters for August only is now confirmed below:
August 14 – 17 Airbourne: Eastbourne International Air Show
August 16 – 17 Combined Ops Show
August 17 Sywell Great War Airshow
August 21 – 22 Clacton Air Show
August 23 -24 Dunsfold Wings & Wheels
August 23 Dawlish Air Show
August 24 Little Gransden Air & Car Show
August 30 – 31 Bournemouth Air Festival
August 30 – 31 Shoreham Airshow
*Additional schedule details can be found at www.warplane.com.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum President & CEO, Sqn Ldr (Ret.) David G. Rohrer C.D., also a current Lancaster pilot, stated that since announcing the trip to England, “we have been overwhelmed with requests to have our Lancaster fly with the BBMF at many Air Displays.” Rohrer often refers to this trip as a “Once in a Lanc Time” event as it will not happen again. He indicated that “the sight of two Lancasters flying together is sure to be thrilling, memorable and emotional, evoking memories of the 55,000 members of Bomber Command who were lost during World War II; a figure that includes more than 10,000 Canadians.”
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a major tourist attraction open year round that is located at the Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The collection of over 46 vintage aircraft is housed in a 108,000 square foot state of the art facility. Many of the aircraft are flown regularly and include such types as a Westland Lysander, Fairey Firefly, B-25 Mitchell, PBY Canso and Avro Lancaster.
For additional information and interviews, contact:
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
905-679-4183 Ext. 233