The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre recently hosted a sell out private photographic event, taking place at the end of regular museum opening hours on a Saturday evening. 

 

Organised by TimeLine Events, around 100 photographers were treated to unhindered views of Just Jane  during the late afternoon and evening; the event also featured the Lancaster performing a twilight taxy run and a tremendous evening static engine run - a rare sight that only happens on a very small number of occasions during the year. Credit must be given to Pilot Andrew Panton and Flight Engineer Keith Brenchley for managing the four Rolls Royce Merlin 24 engines in such a memorable way, taking the engine RPM's upto 1800 and providing an incredible sight and sound for the attending photographers.

 

Re-enactment groups in authentic Bomber Command kit also attended the event, greatly adding to the atmosphere. One particular group, An Airfield Somewhere in England, went to great lengths to provide an interesting and novel display. Centred on the museum's Ford WOT1 Fire Tender, the group presented an excellent recreation of a wartime RAF asbestos fire suit and supporting fire crew. 

 

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