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Old 12th August 2013
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
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Re: Lancaster NX611 "Just Jane"

I've mentioned this before, but it's worth reminding for you aviation enthusiasts.

At Pitstone Green museum near Tring in Bucks., you can have a 'go' of a Lancaster. It's a full size and authentic reproduction of the fuselage section from the leading edge of the wing. You can sit in the pilot's seat, switch the mags on and 'start' each engine (you can even shout "clear number one" etc. if you want!). Once 'started' you can operate the throttles to 'take off' speed. You get full sound effects. Provide your own flying helmet!

It's well worth a visit, though it's only open infrequently. Web site here:

http://website.lineone.net/~norman.groom/

Jim
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