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'Canada's Aviation Industry Still Endures'

Re: The Boeing B.S.

They have been around for over a month now, but quite frankly they are really beginning to grate on me. I’m talking about the… 1,296 more words

Politics

Popular legend

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Ever since secret project was abruptly terminated during Diefenbaker era a popular legend evolved regarding Canada’s position in today’s advanced military jet aircraft.

Armchair experts insist that the Diefenbaker Conservative government set Canadian aerospace back allowing others primarily the USA to benefit from all the very expensive research already done as well as from all the technical staff Avro laid off. 199 more words

Culture

Andrew Coyne: Time to bust the myth. Canada does not have to be in aerospace

In the beginning was the Avro Arrow. Limited in range, horrendously over budget, strategically obsolete before the first plane was built, the Arrow, made by the shambolic A.V. 992 more words

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The Roundup #72

It’s been a week of finding things, including some rather joy-inducing Canadian things. Here’s this week’s roundup. Enjoy!

From the CBC:

Two of the nine prototypes of the… 201 more words

Roundup

Pictures, video show Avro Arrow model covered in mussels at bottom of Lake Ontario

TORONTO – A somewhat beaten-up test model used in the development of Canada’s much vaunted but secretive Avro Arrow fighter jet has been found covered in zebra mussels upside down on the bottom of Lake Ontario, expedition leaders announced Friday. 706 more words

Canada

Avro Arrow prototype found at bottom of Lake Ontario: expedition team

TORONTO – Search crews say they have found a test model of the Avro Arrow, an advanced Canadian fighter jet that was controversially scrapped in 1959, on the floor of Lake Ontario. 283 more words

Canada