Pair of Lancasters to be the star attractions at Sywell Airshow

A Canberra bomber is coming to the Sywell Air Show. Picture by Damien Burke
A Canberra bomber is coming to the Sywell Air Show. Picture by Damien Burke

The Sywell Airshow will host a pair of Avro Lancaster bombers flying together for the first time in decades at its biannual charity show at the aerodrome on August 17.

Joining the Lancaster (pictured below) flown by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Mynarski Lancaster owned by Canadian Warplane Heritage will be crossing the Atlantic for the first time to take part in the display.

Sywell: Music in the air'Avro Lancaster flies over the stage'Saturday, 24 June 2006

Sywell: Music in the air'Avro Lancaster flies over the stage'Saturday, 24 June 2006

Alongside the Lancasters – and the Red Arrows – the world’s only flying Canberra jet bomber will also star.

A spokesman for the airshow said securing both Lancasters was a big coup, adding: “Advance ticket demand this year has been unprecedented and we are absolutely delighted.

“Seeing the two Lancasters in formation is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the chance to see them has proved a big hit with our visitors – the Canberra, for many, is the icing on the cake.”

For more information and to buy tickets to the show, which is raising money for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, click here.