Avro Shackelton

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From the Cockpit Interviews Military Aircraft

Video cameraperson: Derek Pedley on October 25th, 2014

In 1991 the Royal Air Force retired what was its last frontline piston engined aircraft after 41 years of service. This was the Avro Shackleton - descendant of the legendary Lancaster. One of those Shackletons, serial number WR963, was flown to Coventry Airport, where she has remained grounded. After years of inactivity a group of ex RAF engineers and aviation enthusiasts are trying to return the aircraft to the skies once more.