Lancaster “Just Jane” Nearing Flight
List of surviving Avro Lancasters
There 17 surviving complete Lancaster's in the world most survive in Canada. There is one airworthy aircraft in Canada and there is another believed to be under restoration to return it to flight but details of that restoration are not known and the rest of the Canadian examples are display examples only. There are two in Australia both in museums one in the ACT and the other in Western Australia. One in Auckland NZ. One in France and one in Germany. The US have several including Kermit Weeke's fantasy of flight has one stored with restoration planned sometime in the future. Unsure if that restoration will be to airworthy condition.
In the UK there are several in museums on display and at the BBMF flight there is one airworthy one and in Lincolnshire there is “Just Jane”. Just Jane has been in a taxi condition for several years and people could pay for ride in it, it helped to pay for the upkeep. But now in the final stages of restoration to airworthy condition and it is hoped she will fly sometime in the not too distant future.
One has to thank the French and the Canadian's for keeping the Lancaster is service until the early sixty's in the maritime patrol capability otherwise most would have most likely gone to the razor blade factory.