On Tuesday morning of this week the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Avro Lancaster bomber took off from Hamilton, Ontario, on the first leg of its journey to the U.K.
The trip was scheduled to take a total of three days, with various hops with stops in Greenland and Iceland. Once settled in its ultimate destination the machine will partake in a two-month aerial tour.
This particular Lancaster bomber is the only airworthy one in Canada; there is another, however, that can still take to the sky: The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lanc is awaiting the arrival of its mate so the two can create a display to call their own. It has been 50 years since two Lancasters have been seen flying together.
What a magnificent sight it will be.
From CTV News...
Famed Second World War Avro Lancaster bomber sets off for U.K. tour