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Canadair Sabre Mark 5, No. 438 "City of Montreal" Sqn., the "Wildcats", St. Hubert, 1958.
Jan. 11, 1959, the last flight of the Arrow. "Spud" potocki was the pilot.
Canadair Sabre Mark 5, No. 400 "City of Toronto" Sqn., Downsview, 1956-'58.
My drawing of the Red Knight T-bird in 1967. Two RCAF pilots flew over 100 air shows that year.
T-bird on a stick at Gimli, Manitoba. I checked my Logbook to see if I had flown 239. Nope, but I have lots of hours in 238, the previous one off the line at Cartierville.
How cool is this?
T-bird formation flying near Gimli.
Canadian Vickers Canso rebuilt for RCAF Search and Rescue duties.
BEAVER! Still the world's greatest bushplane.
This is my impression of the Arrow Mark 5 that might have been in service in the '70s and '80s. Canard foreplanes would have improved maneuverablity and short field performance.
1958, I had just turned 16 and got my Driver's Licence. One of my first trips was out to Malton Airport with a friend to look at some airplanes. The Avro Arrow was being tested just down the road. Two years later I was in the RCAF.
Nice paint job, eh? Some of the last T-birds were lovingly restored, while others had become very shabby.
Formation take-off of Harvards from 2 FTS, Moose Jaw, Nov., 1961. This was definitely a lot of fun and at least partially made up for the shortage of girls in MJ.
My first solo in the de Havilland Chipmunk was April 4, 1961, at Centralia.