Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/09/google_lancaster/

Google Earth menaced by WW2 bomber

Veteran aircraft caught in flight over UK

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 9th January 2006 14:13 GMT

The results of our Google Earth black helicopter competition last year proved just how eagled-eyed you lot were when it came to virtual planespotting, but here's one you missed, and a real blast from the past it is too:

Something airborne over England

Zooming in, we have...

Avro Lancaster menaces Huntingdon

...yup, an Avro Lancaster flying over Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, England, as originally spotted it appears by a chap on Google Earth Community who lives just about right under the aircraft's position when Google Earth's satellite captured this snap.

The Lancaster in question is the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's "City of Lincoln." The image is at 52 20 10.87N 0 11 43.34W, or right here (Google Earth KMZ link). ®

Bootnote

Thanks to reader Marc Hockfield for the heads-up on this one.