Avro Lancaster NX611 was purchased by Fred and Harold Panton in 1984 as a memorial to their elder brother Christopher Panton who flew with 433 Squadron and was lost on the 30/31st March 1944.
Since 1988 NX611 has been lovingly cared for and restored at East Kirkby. She was first taken to engine running condition and then took her first 'steps' taxying for the public in 1995. The next logical step is to airworthy condition and this is our aim over the next few years.
The whole airworthiness project will cost in the region of £4 million and you can find information about it in the Lancaster Restoration tab in the menu on the left.
To help fund the restoration we have started a supporters club called the 'Rivet Club'. This club is in the form of a monthly donation from as little as £3 up to as much as you would like to donate and all poof the funds go to the restoration of the Lancaster.
Joining the club will gain you the following benefits-
- Monthly newsletter
- Weekly restoration reports (from Mid-November to April)
- Access to our 'Hangar Cam' so you can see the progress from your home.
This may seem like a small amount raised each month but if many people donate and join the club then the cost of restoration can easily be met....will you join the club and gain a wealth of knowledge about the restoration of the Lancaster and the trials and tribulations along the way?
You can join the Rivet Club in the online shop!
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A RECURRING MONTHLY DONATION, IT WILL BE DEBITED FROM YOUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD EVERY MONTH UNTIL YOU NOTIFY LINCOLNSHIRE AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE TO STOP THE TRANSACTION.Join the Rivet Club