A descendant of the Lancaster, the Shackleton is an experience to see and hear.
Often described in terms far from complimentary, the Shackleton is a marvelous aircraft,
and to be involved in assisting in the protection and upkeep of this important piece of
aviation history, this "Katherine Hepburn" of the skies, is a remarkable privilege.
The following terms are some of the terms used to describe the Shackleton.
"This aircraft looks like a box of frogs"
"The Shack reminds me irresistibly of an elephant's bottom - gray and wrinkled outside
and dark and smelly inside."
"10,000 loose rivets flying in close formation".
"The contra-rotating Nissen hut"