AEROPLANE meets LEON EVANS

The chief pilot of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is among the world’s most seasoned Lancaster exponents — not least from 2014’s UK tour

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DENIS J. CALVERT

Against some stiff opposition, it was surely the historic aviation event of the decade. Two Avro Lancasters together in British skies, people turning out in their thousands everywhere they went. The country had rarely, if ever, seen anything like it. This spectacle transcended the boundaries of regular enthusiasm for old aeroplanes, such was the desire to see the pairing and be part of it. Airshows were packed out, the roads around their operating bases chocka-block. Those few weeks in 2014 will stay in the memory for a long time.

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