Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon

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Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon SergioL 12/10/05 11:01 AM
Hi All,

My first post here so be gentle with me. I also know nothing about planes !

However, I saw this on the map about 20 yards from my own house !!! It seems to be a WWII bomber in flight over Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, England.

My apologies if this has been spotted and posted before.

Jules


[Edit: The original title of this thread was 'WWII bomber in flight'. I've changed it on request to make it more specific]
Re: WWII bomber in flight Delta102 12/10/05 11:13 AM


For a 500 th post this would be good.But for your 1st this is incredible great find .
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Re: WWII bomber in flight Frank_McVey 12/10/05 11:58 AM
Well bugger me. It's the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster, the City of Lincoln. Here she is:



Here's their website - well worth a visit.

It's SOP for the BBMF when they're out on a gig to overfly as many airfields as possible on the way out and way home, to show the aircraft off. In this shot, he's obviously running in to Alconbury.

Here at Cottesmore, we're not too far from their home base at Coningsby, Lincs. During the summer season, we see at least one of the BBMF aircraft most weekends flying over.

What a unique find, Sergio. That's got to be worth 5 stars of anyone's rating!

Cheers

Frank
Re: WWII bomber in flight pilotboy_2008 12/10/05 12:11 PM
wow...thats really cool
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Re: WWII bomber in flight paulherbreteau 12/10/05 12:20 PM
What a view on the plane !!!
apparently on an air show on the Alconbury base: many vehicules have gathered there... although strangely enough the people can't be seen...
Re: WWII bomber in flight Frank_McVey 12/10/05 12:28 PM
Hi, Paul. Alconbury closed as an operational untit some time ago. The cars that you see are new cars being stored before being shipped out to the distribution chain.

That's why there are no people and many of the cars are the same!

Cheers

Frank
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon SergioL 12/10/05 1:16 PM
Hi,

[I've changed the title of the thread to make it more specific - nice tip, thanks.]

Well, I'm glad you all like it so far ! I was amazed when I saw it myself - it took a good few minutes to sink in, and accept it was real. We see sights like this fairly often because of the air-bases close-by, and the air museum at Duxford (hope I've got that name right).

As I say, my knowledge of aeroplanes is very limited, but I thought nothing flew out of Alconbury now - but I'm very ready to be corrected on that

If you draw a line down the centre of the fuselage continuing northwards, then our house is the second that that line would pass through (it's the middle house in the horizontal group of five houses) - with a grey roof and a white van parked out front (someone must have been delivering something). So we were obviously in, and it passed directly overhead !

Frankly, having been knocked dead by seeing it, I'm glad that I've not double-posted.



Regards
Jules
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Desmo 12/10/05 2:39 PM
WOW!
That's just awesome ! Just to find the Lanc is an achievement in it's own right. But to do so in the first ever post. I'm amazed!
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon no.stranger 12/10/05 3:56 PM
Hi Jules, Welcome to GEC, the GE Gods have blessed you. Not only have you spotted this rare and wonderful Lancaster in flight but it is over your home. (have you ordered the frame yet?) Brilliant post.
Good luck and Cheers.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon spitfire_mkv 12/10/05 4:42 PM
Simply amazing find there Jules!
Reminds me how awesome it is to hear those 4 Merlins from time to time here in Hamilton when the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster flies overhead!
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon smokeeater 12/10/05 9:51 PM
goodness, amazing. must be the first best find ever. Congrats and welcome to GE.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon AndyPol 12/10/05 11:45 PM
This has got to be one of the best finds on GE ever! Excellent find, you can't get better than this, I think there is only one other airworthy Lancaster in the world and that lives in Canada, so lets start searching!! People have hunted high and low for planes in flight and missed this one, so for your 4th post it is fantastic, well done. It also shows that the camouflage works, because it blends in very well, maybe that's why it has been missed.
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon saukko 12/11/05 2:11 AM
Incredible find Jules !

Full five stars ! I didn't believe it's possible to find the only flying Lancaster in Europe really flying ! Congratulations ! And sorry too, you hardly can do it better than this. But it's always worth trying ! Good hunting !

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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon lilbandit101 12/11/05 3:09 AM
Wow Jules,

What a wonderful find, nothing so exciting over my house!!

Mark
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Desmo 12/11/05 4:20 AM
The Canadian Lancaster is at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Hamilton International Airport, Mount Hope. It's a lo-res area!
But here's the Lanc;

And they have a nice website Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Frank_McVey 12/11/05 4:41 AM
Here's
a Canadian Lanc in high(ish)-res at Calgary.

This 2002 photo shows her in pretty bad shape. Anyone know if she's had any recent restoration?



It's a Mk10 - note the different shape of the wing trailing edges compared to Jules' B1.

Cheers

Frank
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon AndyPol 12/11/05 4:55 AM
Frank,

I remember seeing a program "Bomber crew" last year. It involved getting relatives of bomber crews to learn how to operate and fly a Lancaster. I am sure they flew in the Canadian Lancaster, which means it must have been restored since your photo. Links to the programs below:

RDF Media

Channel 4 webpage about the programme

Andy
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Desmo 12/11/05 4:58 AM
The Calgary Lanc has been repainted,or so it seems in this article.
Lancaster in Calgary
But that one is not "safe"! I have my ex-neighbour "on ground" in Calgary. He's at the University of Calgary,and possible to get out and take a photo of the Lanc.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Frank_McVey 12/11/05 5:02 AM
Hi, Andy,

I remember the programme well. However, I don't think it was this particular Lanc they were flying in. I suspect it was the one Desmo mentioned in his earlier post.

Cheers

Frank
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Desmo 12/11/05 11:30 AM
It was also seen in the "Dambusters Raid"-re-enactment on Discovery Channel. The mini-series where modern-day RAF aircrew flew the raid in a simulator. But the pilots got a hands-on experience flying the CWH Lanc just to try "the real McCoy".
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon SteveMcGarrett 12/12/05 9:39 PM
all i can do is shake my head in disbelif and say "wow"
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon lizzyp 12/13/05 10:22 PM
Good one. Took me ages to spot and I knew where to look!!! My uncle flew on Lancasters in WWII, and later lived in Huntingdon, so this has special significance for our family. Thanx.

LIZ
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Lucky_bstard 12/14/05 4:24 PM
Excellent find mate! Just moved back to the US after 8 years living just down the road from there in Alconbury. Sure makes me homesick!
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Cyclonic 12/18/05 10:47 AM
A belated HOLY @^#%$!!!!!!!!!!
Thats truely one of the best plane finds EVER in GE history!
I cant believe im just seeing it now.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Frank_McVey 12/18/05 10:50 AM
And I thought you were just sulking...

It's certainly the all-time best find as far as I'm concerned.

Cheers

Frank
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Cyclonic 12/18/05 11:33 AM
LOL Frank, im sulking now for sure since I scanned all that data!
If I missed anymore amazing gems like this PM me the links.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon johnjo 12/19/05 12:28 AM
PA474 often flies with a Spitfire and a Hurricane. No sign of either of them I suppose!!

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Re:Update Calgary Lancaster at Aero Space museum. Desmo 12/19/05 10:40 AM
These images were taken by Mr. Nyhus, aka "Windstar" on another internet forum, for me on Saturday 17. December 2005. The Lancaster Mk.X MR outside the Aero Space Museum in Clagary seems to be repainted or primed recently.

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Re:Update Calgary Lancaster at Aero Space museum. Frank_McVey 12/19/05 11:25 AM
Hi, Desmo, thanks for the update. Some way to go, though!

Cheers

Frank
Re:Update Calgary Lancaster at Aero Space museum. Desmo 12/19/05 11:38 AM
Oh, you know Frank; Every journey starts with the first step.

You've probably seen the recent images of the Handley Page Halifax Mk VII NA337 at Trenton? It didn't look like that, when it lay on the beach of Lake Mjoesa (Mjøsa) 10 years ago. I have some paper images of it, because it's not every year they salvage a WW II "Heavy" . And especially not in my local area. These images need to be scanned first,to be of any use.
Re:Update Calgary Lancaster at Aero Space museum. Frank_McVey 12/19/05 12:47 PM
Hi Desmo,

I remember the recovery in the news at the time, but didn't know it had been restored. I found a description of the restoration and unveiling here.

I visited the Elvington Museum a couple of years ago and saw the Halifax there (Friday the 13th). It's an impressive sight, but there are bits of several aircraft there and a lot of new build stuff, so it's not so completely authentic as the Trenton aircraft. Here's the story.

Cheers

Frank
Re:Update Calgary Lancaster at Aero Space museum. Desmo 12/20/05 10:16 AM
As a long-time reader of FlyPast and Aeroplane Monthly magazines, I know a bit about "Friday the 13th".
And also the B MkII Srs , W1048 at the RAF Museum, Hendon. Preserved in "as found"-condition. That too was a Norwegian find, from Lake Hoklingen near Trondheim. Shot down after attacking the "Tirpitz" with modified 1.000 lbs sea mines.
Royal Air Force History;H-P Halifax- 66 years on.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon 63top 1/6/06 3:11 PM
this isn't about the lancater but a REALLY strange shaped ship in portsmouth navel docks. any ideas to what it is


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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon spitfire_mkv 1/6/06 3:44 PM
Welcome 63top,

click here for a thread discussing this.

To make your time here better enable the layers as outlined when you post a placemark and you'll see that this one has already been posted. In addition it's always a good idea to avoid posting a question or comments about a subject in a non related thread. It reduces confusion and annoyance.

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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon flb 1/6/06 3:54 PM
see here


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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Anonymous 1/9/06 10:17 AM
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However, I saw this on the map about 20 yards from my own house



Jules you lucky to live close from this whole history thanx for this post
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon JohnTrim51 1/9/06 9:55 PM
I found this article about your post. I thought I'd pass it on. I didn't know if you were aware of it. Your becomming famous. Your 15 minutes of fame.

http://www.theregister.com/2006/01/09/google_lancaster/
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Jimby 1/10/06 9:12 AM
Is this really there? Or is someone at Google mucking about with the images?
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon saukko 1/10/06 9:45 AM
Yess !! And next in TV.
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon SergioL 1/16/06 9:04 AM
Hi John,

Many thanks for the heads-up on that. I hadn't seen the article until you mentioned it.

Ironically, I remember reading the Black Helicopters thing when it first came out - how I got to it I don't know, as it wasn't something I was specifically interested in. Then, on spotting the Lancaster over my house, I thought I'd check back on that same site I'd read before - to see if it had already been noticed. There was no word, so I posted on GE. It's really put a smile on my face to see the article up there now !

Thanks again for the pointer !

Jules
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon JohnTrim51 1/16/06 10:18 PM
I don't know if your aware but there is a site called Google Earth hacks and they have a thread in thier forum about your post also. Great site with lots of placemarks you should check it out.

here is the site address:

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/

and here is the thread about the bomber:

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4712&page=1&pp=15
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon SergioL 1/17/06 7:40 AM
Wow. That's great again - thank you John.

So she was built in Chester, which is where I grew up coincidentally (!)
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon IanUK 1/19/06 5:12 AM
SergioL, you were also featured in The Sun Newspaper yesterday!! Check out my post HERE!
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon SergioL 1/20/06 4:54 AM
Blimey, crikey, wow !!

Who would have thought it would make the press !!

Thanks for letting us know about that. Awesome.

Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Desmo 1/20/06 12:22 PM
You should beware of the numerous 'copycats' at GEC! Your Lancaster find has got many duplicate placemarks lately.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Mikeeeean 1/20/06 5:08 PM
You are probably already aware of this, but I don't have the heart to wade through all the postings on this subject. If you look a little to the north,north west of your bomber at the Brampton Wyton RAF airbase you will see a large number of cars parked on the taxis ways, and access roads. Your bomber could well be the star attraction of an airshow. If you've already been told of this a million times, my apologies....John
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Cyclonic 1/23/06 11:55 AM
The Sun has run an article on this plane.
Google's Ghost Bomber

Someone duplicate posted it and i saw Frank_McVey mention the article so I figured id look and post it.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon IanUK 1/24/06 1:05 AM
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Someone duplicate posted it and i saw Frank_McVey mention the article so I figured id look and post it.






Quote:

SergioL, you were also featured in The Sun Newspaper yesterday!! Check out my post HERE!





Look up Cyc!
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Jonessw 1/27/06 2:37 AM
nice one you cheater you stole my post mark i was the one who origionally found it didn't you read the paper it had my name in it now thanks to you my postmark has been deleted
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon IanUK 1/27/06 2:44 AM
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nice one you cheater you stole my post mark i was the one who origionally found it didn't you read the paper it had my name in it now thanks to you my postmark has been deleted






Your name was not in the newspaper. I scanned the original article and put it in THIS POST and quoted the whole article. No names were mentioned in the text. The finder was referred to as, and I quote "...a British web user...".

SergioL was the first to find the aircraft on Google Earth, as is clearly evident at the beginning of the thread.

Your placemark was probably deleted because it was a duplicate of SergioL's (he spotted it when looking at his house. He lives under that Lancaster).
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon danescombe 1/27/06 2:57 AM
More Media Coverage

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/09/google_lancaster/
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon JohnTrim51 1/27/06 10:07 AM
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nice one you cheater you stole my post mark i was the one who origionally found it didn't you read the paper it had my name in it now thanks to you my postmark has been deleted





According to your profile you registered with Google Earth on 01/25/06 07:35 AM.

Sergiol posted his placemark 12/10/05 11:01 AM. So unless you are Doc Brown with a Delorien I believe he beat you to the punch.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon saukko 1/27/06 3:17 PM
Who is this noisy three day veteran ??
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon IanUK 1/27/06 5:00 PM
I don't know Saukko. Kids these days. They come in 'ere, thinkin' they own the place, mouthin' off about "I saw it it first, didn't you read the paper?". When all the while, they didn't read the damn paper!
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Munden 1/27/06 5:01 PM
Even more telling is that SergioL made his post back on December 10 of 2005, which also predates any appearances of the reports in papers. There are a lot of January 9th, 2006 entries, but that's the farthest back I can find mention of it.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon spitfire_mkv 1/29/06 3:30 PM
I haven't been able to respond to this incredibly outrageous claim of jonessw as it's been difficult reading my monitor until I stop shaking my head back and forth...
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Delta102 1/29/06 3:43 PM
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nice one you cheater you stole my post mark i was the one who origionally found it didn't you read the paper it had my name in it now thanks to you my postmark has been deleted


Well I've seen it all now very uncool not only that but he can't read
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon CaptainOverlord 1/29/06 5:08 PM
WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE ARGUING ABOUT WHO SPOTTED THIS PLANE FIRST!

IT'S RIDICULOUS.

The fact is: the plane has been spotted on google earth.I think that is obvious enough so we do not need people going on about it.We know its a plane.

Does anybody know why it happened to be there?i hope i have not missed the answer.Trawling through this post would take ages.

Does anybody know where the shadow is?
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon bobdadds76 1/30/06 2:34 AM
Hi everybody!
Very interested to see the photo of the Lancaster still flying.
There are many crash sites around the U.K. which cannot be seen from the air.
I have visited two Lancaster crash sites in the Dark Peak. If you are interested visit my website at www.highpeakbob.piczo.com for details and photos. Happy Hunting ! Bob.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon IanUK 1/30/06 5:57 AM
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WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE ARGUING ABOUT WHO SPOTTED THIS PLANE FIRST!

IT'S RIDICULOUS.

The fact is: the plane has been spotted on google earth.I think that is obvious enough so we do not need people going on about it.We know its a plane.





Reason being, because the guy made a false claim and put it so rudely.

So we felt the need to put him in his place and expose him to the world!!
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon WancantonWinker 1/30/06 5:59 AM
"nice one you cheater you stole my post mark i was the one who origionally found it didn't you read the paper it had my name in it now thanks to you my postmark has been deleted"

Given the stack of evidence aginst you this( ^ ) is a most unworthy post <joins the shaking Head Clan>....I think an apology would be in order, or is that me being English?
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon spitfire_mkv 1/30/06 6:28 AM
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.We know its a plane.





It's not Just "a plane"!

City of Lincoln and Mynarski Memorial are the only two airworthy examples of the Avro Lancaster left in the world - one here in Canada and the other in the UK. Not only are the aircraft rare but flights are also limited...so, to catch one in GE would have been enough of a coup. To catch one in flight is totally awesome!
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon charlieidx 3/3/06 9:50 AM
I'm POSITIVE this is fake.

1. The leading edge of the main plane is sweptback more or less correctly, but the trailing edges should be swept forwards similarly.

2. What height is it supposed to be? Folk have explained the shadow being missing by saying it's so high, the shadow's on another 'screen', or something, which I would buy, except that: surely if it was SIGNIFICANTLY closer to the camera than the houses below, it would appear a lot bigger in relation to them than it actually does. How big is a WW2 heavy bomber compared to a 4 bed house? Plus, it's a Lancaster - how high do they usually fly? Not as high as the USAAF bombers of the same era - that's partly why the RAF had to do all its work at night. And now it's 60 odd years old...

Whenever I've been lucky enough to see it flying (and I mean in transit, not AT a display), it's been fairly low - low enough to have people rushing out of their houses to see it pass. So where's the shadow?

Of course, I might be wrong, in which case... *shrugs*
Re: WWII bomber in flight charlieidx 3/3/06 9:54 AM
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Hi, Paul. Alconbury closed as an operational untit some time ago. The cars that you see are new cars being stored before being shipped out to the distribution chain.

That's why there are no people and many of the cars are the same!




...and there are no aircraft there... shame, there used to be so many brilliant aircraft based there... Phantoms, TSR2, A10's at various times - and the Canberras down the road. You could hardly hear yourself think!
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon IanUK 3/3/06 10:42 AM
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Plus, it's a Lancaster - how high do they usually fly? Not as high as the USAAF bombers of the same era - that's partly why the RAF had to do all its work at night. And now it's 60 odd years old...




I think they flew low at night because our RAF boys were - and still are - masters of low level flight, not because the plane couldn't fly higher...



And the wings look right to me:

Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon saukko 3/3/06 1:55 PM
1. It is always useful to rotate the view. Your eye is often more "clever" than yourself. You'll find that the photograph was taken from front above. You can tell it also by looking at the houses below, what walls you see and what you don't. So, the image is not from directly above.

2. I don't think they fly that Lanc very high. Nor do the remaining B-17s. It's no idea to climb to old operational altitudes. The measure tool gives a wingspan of 50,5 meters when it really is 31 meters. About 63 percent too much. Perhaps some mathematician will calculate the altitude. Lancaster's service ceiling was 8,160 m, B-24 had about the same (8,500 m) and B-17 considerably more (10,850 m). I think that 8th Air Force just took the burden of daylight operations. Also the Lancasters flew high at nights.

This is my explanation for the missing shadow:

This is an aerial photograph and the sun is shining from behind, about SSW. The plane is flying north, so the shadow should be in front of it. From these "dirty cases" we have found that the photographing plane is flying on a north-south course. Maybe it is the case with this image too and the photo was taken on the southward leg of the photoplane. The two planes had opposite courses and the shadow did not get in the first (northern) frame but the Lanc itself did make it in the next (southern) frame.

A reverse to this can be seen in Heathrow 09L. There the photoplane flew from west to east and got a landing Air France Airbus in four consecutive frames.
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon spitfire_mkv 3/3/06 4:05 PM
Ask yourself this simple question, Charlie: WHY?
Why would anyone go to the effort of manipulating the GE image bank - and expertly, I might add - to display an image of an historic and well known aircraft over a town in the English countryside?
I can't think of a good reason and I dare say the conspiracy mongers couldn't either.
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Cyclonic 3/4/06 6:46 AM
Noone noticed the other plane near it?
EDIT: Deleted silly placemark so as not to clutter the area.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Frank_McVey 3/4/06 6:48 AM
Bad Cyclonic!
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon saukko 3/4/06 7:02 AM
Cyc, you should relly not encourage those conspiracy theoretists !
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon charlieidx 3/6/06 5:15 AM
I don't know 'why?' That on its own is no reason to think ANYthing.

You might ask why people make those crop circles. People make them so other people will talk about them (and please note I am not saying that 'crop circles could really be made by aliens')
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon charlieidx 3/6/06 5:31 AM
Well... now someone's reminded me that the photo is OBLIQUE, that explains why the leading edges appear more swept than the trailing edges.

But the height thing? I didn't say they flew low on Ops (for god's sake, you'd want to be as high up as possible, wouldn't you?), but that the operational ceiling of the plane was lower than some USAAF planes - and someone checked, and I was right (at least about the B17).
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon charlieidx 3/6/06 5:35 AM
Well that IS useful... I've also found a bunch of planes (gliders, cessna types, something with pink stripes on the wings) flying about over Gamlingay, Bedfordshire (about 10 miles south of Huntingdon)... some of them 'have' shadows, some of them don't... and now I've got a better idea of how far away the shadows CAN be even at the modest altitude this Lancaster would have been flying at, I can easily see how it could get lost.

Thanks for answering, instead of just assuming I'm a 'conspiracy theorist'.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Anonymous 3/7/06 2:42 PM
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Deleted silly placemark so as not to clutter the area.


Find it.


A remarkable placemark
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon josh55 4/7/06 4:50 PM
think thats prety cool
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Ffreakb0y 4/19/06 2:00 PM
OK I live in the area and I've been doing some thinking:

1) there IS a shadow, it outlines the <north> and <east> sides of the plane. You know this is the shadow as that is where all the other shadows point. How can the shadow be so close, surely that's too low? I hear you ask...

2) As I say, I live in the area. Southeast (nr Cambridge) you will find Duxford, the biggest museum for WWII planes in england. Some of these are there for exhibitions, and travel back to the rest (north) of England. That involves flying over the wonderfully flat huntingdonshire, which they love to do VERY low. I guess with so many airfields in the area, theyr showing off to their pilot friends

Rx
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon fencemaster 5/31/06 2:13 PM
*I* hadn't seen it before - love it - most amazing thing I have seen on Google Earth! There's only one Lancaster Bomber flying in the UK - what are the chances?!
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Frank_McVey 5/31/06 5:58 PM
Hi, Fencemaster, welcome to GE.

You're right - this has to be my all-time favourite Aircraft in Flight found in GE.

Here she is, courtesy of Gareth Horne, and Airliners.net:



Although, for uniqueness, you might also take a look at the DC-3 in flight over Greek waters, or the Starfighter displaying at Cold Lake ...

My only disappointment with the Lanc was that the Spitfire and the Hurricane weren't keeping her company.

I'm lucky enough to live near RAF Cottesmore in Rutland. Most weekends in summer we see one or another of the Battle of Britain Flight aircraft going over...

Cheers

Frank
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Stu_Neville 6/15/06 3:28 PM
Astonishing. Truly astonishing!

And there was I, pleased that I'd found & identified the dirigible-ettefloating above the Notcutts Garden Centre at TW18 2SF.

Stu
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Leapfrog 9/30/06 6:36 AM
I really think those guys at Google are trying to play tricks on us, shure you will see airplanes on the pictures as well as you can see cars.
But on a lovely sunny day you should be able to see a shadow cast by the Lancaster!
The sun is shining, you can see that by the shadows cast by tall objects like trees. But I can't find any shadow that looks like an Avro Lancaster.
If anyone can, please share it with the rest.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon earthgoogler 9/30/06 8:17 AM
It's already explained in this thread. The shadow is too far away to be in the image. Explanation here.
Re: WWII bomber in flight Manny007 10/14/06 1:41 AM
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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon briantw 6/24/07 1:25 AM
This may have been mentioned already, but it's very odd that this plane has no shadow. Perhaps a function of the seam of that photo being too close by.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Fiireman 7/17/07 5:50 AM
I saw this too and also posted the below, I used to live on RAF Wyton and the Lanc comes over mid August every year as below.

Lancaster Bomber in flight over Cambridgeshire, Probably just before doing a fly past in remembrance of the Pathfinder Squadron at RAF Wyton to the east.
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon kwilliam71 7/27/07 12:39 PM
It's gone missing!
Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Noisette 7/27/07 1:26 PM
Some shots from Google Maps before it's lost and gone forever ...





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Re: Lancaster bomber over Huntingdon Cyclonic 8/5/07 6:54 AM
When I update the Aircraft in Flight file I never even checked this plane because it was the last area I thought would be updated, since this plane was a 1 in a million find. Very bummed to see this one go to the archive forum.
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