She’s up!

After much planning and organising the Canadian Warplane Heritage Avro Lancaster Mk X (KB726) C-GVRA has finally taken off on her epic once in a lifetime voyage, to join the only other airworthy Lancaster at RAF Coningsby, England.

The two aircraft will fly around a number of airshows and events commemorating the Canadian involvement in World War 2.

The aircraft will fly over the North Atlantic and the crossing will include en-route stops at Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada, possibly Narsarsuaq, Greenland, and Keflavik, Iceland, prior to arriving at RAF Coningsby on Thursday 8th August.

It is intended the tour will last for about 2 months which will include maintenance, hangar tours and displays including flypasts over a further Lancaster at East Kirkby giving a total of 12 Merlins running simultaneously.

A full list of tour dates are available from the website or here.

An incredible achievement that will be welcomed by many people both in the UK and world-wide.

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