A small group of enthusiasts are working on trying to return this 1954 Avro Shackleton to the air. It is being rebuilt on a part-time/voluntary basis by these dedicated people in the open-air at Coventry Airport. Last Saturday I was lucky enough to be present in
the cockpit when all four Rolls-Royce Griffon engines were fired up together for the first time since the plane saw active service. These volunteers really do deserve our support.
Here is a 15-minute video showing the preparations and checks leading up to the running of all four engines. Some of the older folks in the video claim they actually flew these planes in active service during the Falklands War when we "disputed" ownership of the Falkland Islands with our Argentinian friends in 1982 (these planes were still flying as late as 1991).
YouTube - 1954 Avro Shackleton
Edited by Nev, 14 March 2013 - 07:55.