Monday, 3 August 2009

Avro Lancaster In Town

If you're an aviation or military history buff there's one more day to visit one of two remaining airworthy Avro Lancaster bombers. This one is named in honour of Winnipeg boy Andrew Mynarski, V.C. who died in one during World War II.

It's very hands-on - you can climb right into the cockpit if you want - and members of the restoration and flight team are on-hand to answer questions.

Though final numbers have not been counted, someone from the museum told me that attendance at the museum was at least 2,000 for the day.

For information links and some tips for visiting.

1 comment:

The View from Seven said...

Coming down with a cold that kept me close to home on Monday turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as I ended up killing time sitting on the balcony reading a book and watching the Lancaster doing a few circuits over south Winnipeg.

Quite a sight to see, and it was neat hearing the rumble of those old engines as well.