Sunday, July 16, 2017

Well This Is A Good Start

Nine Avro Arrow planes will be recovered from Lake Ontario as part of Canada's 150th birthday celebrations.

Three museums, including Ottawa's Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, will oversee the historical conservation and restoration of the iconic Canadian jets.

"We initiated this program about a year ago with the idea of bringing back a piece of lost Canadian history to the Canadian public," said John Burzynski, head of OEX, the group leading the recovery efforts, in a media release Friday.
"We all have the same goal in mind: to find and return these beautiful pieces of Canadian technology to the public eye during this anniversary year of our incredible country."
The Avro Arrow was the first and only supersonic interceptor built by the Canadian military. The missile-laden planes were developed in the mid-1950s to respond to Soviet bombers targeting North America's Arctic.
In 1959, the Arrow program was suddenly cancelled for a still-unknown reason. The six completed planes and related construction material were destroyed. 
Searching and recovering the aircraft will help test the aerodynamics of new models of Canadian planes, according to OEX. 

The Avro Arrows were flown over Lake Ontario for testing between 1954 and 1957. 

No launch date has been announced for the recovery efforts.

This whole story still makes me mad. We created the most technologically advanced fighter jet in the 1950s and because of the Americans we dumped the whole project and destroyed all the research that was done. Then our engineers went to NASA and helped put a man on the moon. That mission should have been ours. Of course that is the MYTH. I don't want to know the truth to be honest with you because the myth plays better with our nation's narrative.

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