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Lancaster NX611 Return to flight?

Avro Lancaster NX611 winter restoration 2020


Well 2020 has been a really difficult year!
Due to the affects of the Coronavirus the Centre has received only 30% of the income we would normally generate so the restoration work on NX611 this winter has had to be heavily scaled back.

We had originally planned to undertake year 4 of our 10 year plan which would have meant the restoration of the rear fuselage section.  Unfortunately due to a lack of funds this will not be possible.

We do however have a plan for this winter which will hopefully come within budget and also help to progress the project.

The following work is aimed to be completed this winter-

- All 4 engine servicing

- Rear turret removal

- Tailplane, fin and rudder removal

- Split the rear fuselage from the aircraft

- Production of the rear fuselage jig

- Number 1 port and starboard fuel tank overhauls

- Spare elevator restorations and inhibiting

- Further rewiring in the Lancaster centre section.

All of this work is estimated to cost in the region of £50,000.00 over the 6 month period.

If you would like weekly reports on the restoration work during that period please sign up to the Rivet Club HERE

If you would like to support the project with a donation we would be very grateful and it can be given HERE

Sadly due to the Coronavirus it is unlikely that we will be able to provide winter restoration tours as we have over the last 3 years.

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