By Austin Hancock Lincolnshire, UK – In the month that has elapsed since our last update, the crew of “Just Jane” has accomplished quite a chunk of work. When we last checked-in, the Lincolnshire folks were in the process of tripping off the old coating, with plans to re-paint the entire Lancaster. Since then, the complete re-paint has been accomplished, and looks magnificent. It’s worth noting that ‘NX611’ retains her original markings/scheme, this process is simply just to “freshen up” her looks.
Along with a fresh-coat of paint, “Jane” has seen re-installation of many parts. Wing tips, bomb doors, wheels, and control surfaces have all been put back in place. The re-installation continues, and next week should see the turrets, props, et al. returned to the Lanc’s airframe. Following this process, a series of engine-runs and taxy tests will be ran, prior to the first public appearance of the season on 29th, April 2017.
Keep tabs on this great effort, and visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s website: www.lincsaviation.co.uk