Sorry guys, finger trouble, hit the Ctrl button and posted the last message before I had completed it. I was going to say that like Gudseeds I thought there must be some form of finance available. So maybe they don't need any help on the finance front.I wish them well with the project and thank them for preserving a memorial to those who flew and all too often died in Bomber Command. But ultimately the question must be asked is what will happen to the lanc when the brothers are no longer able to look after it?
In England we have the CAA, better known as the "Campaign Against Aviation" which have seen many an ancient war bird kept grounded throught too much red tape and consequential high cost. PA747 the BoB Memorial Flight's Lancaster belongs, I suppose to the RAF who are not beholden to the CAA but their own system of certifying flight worthiness of their aircraft. The CAA will treat this Lancaster as a commercial aircraft and no concessions will be made for its age or hoistorical importance. My mother worked on Lancasters at Avro's in Msnchester from 1943 and used to tell me about the ground test of these mighty aircraft.