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Raise the Avro Arrow: Group looks to recover prototypes from Lake Ontario, 60 years later

The Avro Arrow was Canada’s aviation superstar of its day — before the program was scrapped and almost all trace of it destroyed. But nine unmanned prototypes were fired into Lake Ontario during testing. 720 more words


The Avro Arrow failed to soar, but it woke up the world to Canada's brightest minds

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on July 1st, we take a new look at some of the events that our collective conscious has decreed as disasters, and find the surprising upsides. 661 more words


Reader Letter: Why not put nuclear waste in the Diefenbunker?

Re: Relocating nuclear waste site risky and expensive: report, Colin Perkel, Canadian Press, Jan. 5.

It wouldn’t be too costly if the government utilizes the Diefenbunker, which is 37 kilometres north of Ottawa. 118 more words


Avro Arrow Blueprints

Here’s something I bet you don’t see every day.

For fans of Canada’s airplane the AVRO Arrow, here are some photos I took of a copy of blueprints I have. 323 more words


Letters: Déjà vu over the fighter jet debate

Re: The Fighter Jets Of Tomorrow, Michael Byers, Sept. 2.
Michael Byers’ claim that manned fighter jets are a thing of the past and replacing our aged, now tiny fleet with the new F-35s or some equivalent would be an “expensive mistake,” jarred me into déjà vu. 1,050 more words

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