Lancaster bomber’s first flight since fire

July 17, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

The sound of a Lancaster Bomber’s Merlin engines could be heard across Lincolnshire when it took to the skies for the first time in months. The iconic bomber, one of only two surviving flight-worthy examples in the world, was grounded for much of 2015 after an engine caught fire during a practice flight. Today the BBMF, based at RAF Coningsby, flew for the first time since the fire, taking to the skies of Lincolnshire and […]

Flyover Tops Off Fantastic Show

July 10, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A flyover of two vintage fighter aircraft topped off a fantastic Spilsby Show. Despite some overnight rain and looking very overcast the town’s annual show opened its’ gates at 10am as usual, with crowds growing throughout the morning. A few spots of rain threatened to dampen the spirits of those in attendance but the rain never materialised but instead turned to a bright and sunny summers’ day. The Show is well-known throughout the area as a […]

Spilsby Show To Feature Rare Triple Flypast

July 4, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Sunday’s Spilsby Show is to feature a rare triple flypast featuring the best of British! A rare coup has been achieved by the organisers of the Spilsby Show with three of the best-known Second World War aircraft performing a flypast over the ever-popular event, courtesy of Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The Supermarine Spitfire is probably the best known and loved of all Second World War fighter aircraft, famous for its’ involvement in the Battle […]

Lancaster Wreckage From Spilsby Bomber Found In Germany

February 28, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Wreckage of a Lancaster bomber never to return to its base at RAF Spilsby has been found – by coincidence – close to the twin town of Bassum in Germany, where it was shot down. Spilsby twinned with Bassum in 2010 after a 10-year friendship, little knowing the historic link that would one day be discovered. The find in Pestinghausen, the village to which Bassum belongs, was made by historian Volker Urbanski, who came across […]

Vulcan aircraft takes off ahead of farewell season

May 28, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The world’s last remaining Vulcan bomber has taken off ahead of its final flying season. Passionate enthusiasts watched on as the aircraft, known for its role in the Cold War, soared across the sky ahead of its final season at an event held at the Doncaster Robin Hood Airport on Thursday, May 28. The event came just a week after the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, who operate the craft, confirmed that this coming season would be […]

East Kirkby museum enjoys Lancasters flypast over Just Jane

September 8, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Two airworthy Lancaster bombers have united with a grounded model for the first time in 50 years. The Canadian Vera and the UK-based Thumper flew over as Just Jane ran its engines at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. The museum in East Kirkby sold out its event with 5,000 attending to watch the fly past at 16:00 BST. A similar event was cancelled last week because of an engine fault with the Canadian Lancaster. The […]