Hamilton, Ontario–The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the much anticipated flight home of their beloved Lancaster. As most locals know, the Lancaster left Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on August 5, 2014 for an epic tour of the UK where it flew with the world’s only other flying Lancaster operated by the Royal Air Force‘s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
While overseas the Lancaster displayed at over 20 airshows and more than 50 flypasts principally in England as well as Iceland, Scotland, Greenland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. It is estimated that the Lancaster was seen by several millions of people.
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum was shown a tremendous outpouring of appreciation and thanks for bringing the Canadian Lancaster to the United Kingdom.
Highlights of the trip included meeting many veterans and events including the Vulcan & two Lancaster formation, three Lancaster event at East Kirkby, the visit to Middleton St. George, home of 419 Squadron (Andrew Mynarski), two Lancaster flight over the Derwent Dam, the practice dam used by the famous 617 Squadron for the Dambuster Raid.
This amazing, once in a lifetime trip was not without a few setbacks: leaving a day late due to engine problems, weather cancelled a few events and the change of an engine however overall the trip was a tremendous success in all aspects.
Currently on its way home from the UK to Keflavik, Iceland to Narsarsuaq Greenland, Goose Bay, Labrador to Gatineau, Quebec to Hamilton, Ontario arriving approximately 12 noon on Sunday, September 28th.
A large audience is expected to welcome home the Lancaster. Press are welcome but please note there will limited pilot interviews available upon arrival. For the most current update, please visit our Facebook or Twitter page.
For more information, please contact Al Mickeloff at 905-541-0571 or firstname.lastname@example.org