So, I was in a Lancaster bomber…

I've had the privilege of getting up close to the Canadian Lancaster bomber (CG-VRA), one of only two remaining airworthy Lancasters in the world, while it's been on tour in the UK. lanc-web My encounter with this magnificent aircraft started when I interviewed Chief Pilot Leon Evans at Humberside Airport for BBC Radio Humberside. You can listen to the interview below. I also did a live illustrated two-way into Drivetime and spoke to one veteran who was there to get inside the Lancaster for the first time since he bailed out of one over occupied territory during WW2. I was then lucky enough to be invited to RAF Conningsby to have a nosey inside the aircraft myself. lanc-web-2 What really took me by surprise was just how little room there is inside such a big aircraft; it was claustrophobic on the ground, so I can only imagine what it must have been like for the crews who flew through flack and air battles in conflict. Whilst "Vera" is now making her way back to Canada, I can say that it has truly been an honour to meet the crews, see two Lancaster bombers up in the air together and follow in the footsteps of some truly brave and heroic men.