Flying the Avro Lancaster DVD
Classic Cockpits series
The Avro Lancaster is perhaps best known for the famous “Dam Raids” in May, 1943, when aircraft of the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron attacked the Möhne, Eder, Sorpe and Ennepe dams in the Ruhr, Germany, using the revolutionary “bouncing bomb” designed by Dr Barnes Wallis. Later in the war, Lancaster’s carried the concrete-piercing Tallboy and Highball bombs. This documentary puts you into the cockpit of the Lancaster owned and operated by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. It’s a rare experience, being one of only two Avro Lancaster bombers still flying, anywhere in the world. This aircraft is flown from its base at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, by Don Schofield, a retired Air Canada captain. Multiple cameras provide detailed coverage in the cockpit, while footage obtained from accompanying B-25, Harvard, and Bell Jetranger provide a spectacular aerial perspective.
PAL DVD, Exempt From Classification. Running time 65 mins.
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