Archive | May 2019

Avro Lancaster Restoration

Just Jane' Will Fly Again.... With Your Help

lincolnshire aviation centre lancaster donations

Support NX611’s possible Return to Flight History and Aviation enthusiasts should visit

Building on the hugely successful 2017 winter restoration period with a complete rebuild of the starboard tail fin and rudder of NX611, NDT work and inspection schemes we will be proceeding with year 2 of our 10 year restoration plan.

2018 will see us focusing on two distinct areas being the tail fin/rudder and engines subframes.

The following work is aimed to be completed this winter-

-Port Fin and Rudder disassembly and complete rebuild/restoration

-Port undercarriage support beam (these have the undercarriage and engine bearers bolted to them and in turn bolt to the front spars). Its a forged item so needs to be removed for paint strip, inspection and NDT.

– Port trailing edge access panel anchor nut strip replacement and spar web inspection.

– Hydraulic main system service and filter change

– Number 1 and 2 engine removal for subframe NDT and inspection

– Winter servicing of engines

– All 4 Propeller removal and inspection
All of this work is estimated to cost £125,000.00 over the 6 month period.


Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Ltd (CAeS) have provided key support for Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre’s plans to put NX611 Just Jane’ back in the air.

The full programme may show the need for modification and repair. in preparation, the Centre approached CAeS for advice on how any repairs should be designed and certified. CAeS were delighted to provide this advice as a donation in kind.

The CAeS plan was forwarded to the CAA, who were very pleased with the overall Return to Flight programme.

CAeS look forward to supporting the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre when the time is right.

And Now….

This is how members and new members of The Top Travel Club can help this historic project reach for the sky….

Click here and you will go to our charity page where you can buy a membership at a 50% discount for yourself ( $49usd / reg. $98usd) but at the same time we will donate $25usd of your purchase to the Lancaster Restoration Project.

To raise even more for this project…. please send the link below to aviation friends and connections around the world.

Your $49usd is easily recovered with the hundreds and thousands of savings on travel accommodations, transportation, tours, adventures and activities for your family and friends all over this tiny planet…. just book a hotel night and you’ve got your money back and will feel  good about helping ‘Just Jane’ fly again.