Avro Lancaster

All this week, there’s been a buzz about town regarding the Avro Lancaster on its way to England. I can imagine that this was kind of like what it was like when the Space Shuttle landed here (but not to quite the same extent–I doubt you’ll see photos of this hanging on people’s walls thirty years from now, but I could be proven wrong).

Wallace and I headed down to the Canadian Side to see the Avro take off. There were a number of people waiting…and waiting…and waiting. A lot of people gave up waiting and left. Wallace himself had a dental appointment to get to. But I stuck it out, and got to see a real WWII plane take off. I was imagining what it used to be like around here, in the days when the Lancaster planes were flying around in much greater numbers.

Getting ready for take off

Getting ready for take off

Gaining speed

Gaining speed

Airborne!

Airborne!

Good bye!

Good bye!

Flying above us

Flying above us

It was neat to see a real piece of history in person!

To learn more about this Lancaster and what it’s doing here, I recommend listening to this podcast from CBC Radio’s Labrador Morning or reading this article.

Aimee

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