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tlr online
09-01-06, 15:28
The results (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/14/google_earth_competition_results/) of our Google Earth black helicopter competition last year proved just how eagled-eyed you lot were when it came to virtual planespotting, but here's one you missed, and a real blast from the past it is too:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/09/lancaster_grab_one.jpg

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/09/lancaster_grab_two.jpg

...yup, an Avro Lancaster flying over Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, England, as originally spotted it appears by a chap on Google Earth Community who lives just about right under the aircraft's position when Google Earth's satellite captured this snap.

The Lancaster in question is the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's "City of Lincoln." The image is at 52 20 10.87N 0 11 43.34W.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/09/google_lancaster/

Catapharact
09-01-06, 15:30
Hold Up! Did you say Avro Lancaster?! As in Lancaster was a Canadian made bomber?! Wow... what a revelation...

Neteru
10-01-06, 07:09
Haha, what a capture. What's the likelyhood of that happening, I wonder.

Maureen Errant
10-01-06, 08:12
Canadian Eh????:jmp: