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Canadian Lancaster to visit UK in August 2014!

Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by 5944, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. martin butler

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    i would imagine you would have to be current on hours on what ever type, and as for formation flying, arn't most display pilots ex military , so would have a very good grounding in formation flying,
    Also glad to hear VERA is safely back home.
     
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    Duty Druid Part of the furniture

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    The article does say "ground display & flypast", so make of that what you will.......
     
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    Yes, but there's a difference between knowing how to do it and being authorised to do it. A bit of poking around has found this:

    http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/cap403.pdf

    Which is pretty clear that formation flying requires significant extra effort to gain PDA. Mind you, there's plenty of time between now and next September to ensure that all the relevant pilots have formation flying PDAs, and thus being able to field as big a formation in the air as possible :)
     
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    And she is back! So after all those thousands of miles she is home safe and sound
     
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    Whilst its been good to have 2 flying lancs, here, the fact that her, and her crew are back home safe and sound, after what must have been a very tiring flight has to be good news
     
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    All but two if the team are volunteers so that's a lot of holiday to take to support her. Well done the Canucks.
     
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    Yeah, but what a holiday! In years to come, they're never going to be stuck thinking, "now, 2014, what did I do that summer?" :)

    Tom
     
  8. martin butler

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    What did we do summer 2014, oh yeah, we made several thousands new friends
     
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