Last two flying Lancasters reunited at Eastbourne’s Airbourne

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The last two flying Lancasters in the world will be reunited at Airbourne this year (August 14-17).

The Canadian Lancaster RCAF FM213 will make its way across the Atlantic in August, with Eastbourne being the first European show to display the last two surviving flying Lancasters in the world flying together for the first time in 50 years.

The poignant once in a lifetime display will feature as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight every day of the show, which includes a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster.

Eastbourne Borough Council Senior Head of Tourism and Leisure, Tracey McNulty said, “We are extremely excited to have the Canadian Lancaster display at Airbourne this year as part of the Battle of Britain display.

“Visitors will be thrilled to see the two aircraft unite in the first UK date on the display tour, and aircraft enthusiasts will be eager to hear the iconic roar 8 Rolls Royce Merlin engines, along with many other exciting displays confirmed.

“Coupled with the Red Arrows 50 year anniversary, this year’s Airbourne is set to be better than ever!”

Joining the flying line up, fast jet fans can enjoy the resounding heavy metal of the Eurofighter Typhoon and precision aerobatics from The Blades, Breitling Wingwalkers, Tucano, Tutor, Chinook, Lynx and Sea King.

An impressive historic line-up includes the Mustang, Canberra, solo Spitfire and parachute displays from the Army Tigers and the Royal Navy Raiders freefall parachute display teams, who will be dropping in on the beach throughout the show.