Ontario to get second restored Lancaster.

A Lancaster Bomber that spent 50 years in static display in Edmundston, New Brunswick is now at the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario where crews are working to restore it.

Plans call for the aircraft to be available for display on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2024; but the pandemic cost the project five months. Still, volunteers are confident they can make the anniversary deadline and they are working feverishly, albeit under COVID distancing conditions.

Source: The Bay Observer

Avro Lancaster KB 882 was built in November 1944 by Victory Aircraft Ltd in Malton, Ontario, one of 430 Mk. 10 Lancasters built under license in Canada.

Ferried to England in March 1945, it was taken on strength by 428 “Ghost” Squadron, 6 Bomber Group and based at Middleton St. George, Yorkshire. Wearing the Squadron code NA-R, it flew 11 combat missions prior to the end of hostilities in Europe. KB 882 returned to Canada in June 1945 as it was destined to become part of “Tiger Force”, Canada’s contribution to the air war in the Pacific.

The war ended prior to deployment and KB 882 was placed in storage at Fort Macleod, Alberta.

Source: airforcemuseum.ca

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Ciudad Real Central Airport, Ciudad Real, Spain, cost: $1.4 billion (gbp1.1bln)

Located far from Spain's tourist destinations, this is one airport that should never have seen the light of day.

Investors were sucked in by wildly overoptimistic passenger forecasts. The airport can handle up to 10 million travellers a year but only several thousand passed through during its first year of operation.

Airlines ended up pulling out, the owner went bankrupt, and the airport ceased operations in 2012.

In July 2015, it was reported that the billion-dollar airport had been sold to a group of British and Asian investors for just €10,000 ($11.2k/gbp9k). Yet the airport remains abandoned and derelict, with little known about any further development of the site.

Source: MSN.COM - Bloated Projects article

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