The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre has just released the opportunity for a member of the public to win the chance to control the Avro Lancaster bomber on a taxi run, and to win a taxi ride in a de Havilland Mosquito.
The two unique experiences will go under auction on the 22 September at 2.30pm with Golding, Young & Mawer Auctioneers. It is hoped these amazing prizes will help to raise funds for the continued restoration of Avro Lancaster NX611, ‘Just Jane’, which is undergoing restoration to an airworthy condition.
The event, which will also see flypasts from a Spitfire and an Avro Anson, is being held to celebrate the Centre’s 30th anniversary. It offers a unique, ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to control the mighty Lancaster from the co-pilot’s seat as she taxis to her start position. She will then thunder down the grass strip of an original Second World War Lancaster base. The entire experience will last approximately 20-30 minutes.
A taxi experience in Mosquito HJ711 is also up for auction. The aircraft, owned by Tony Agar, is the sole running example of a Mosquito in Europe and her restoration to taxi condition will soon be completed.
There will be other unique prizes in the auction which will be held at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and online.
See https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/events/Special-Events/30th-anniversary-event.htm for more details.