It was two days ago ..... the 50th anniversary (March 25, 1958) of the first flight of the mighty, and ill-fated, CF-105 Arrow.
"Potentially one of the greatest 'might-have-beens' in aviation history. It was the most advanced aircraft ever designed and built in Canada."
- Renald Fortier, Curator of Aviation History, The National Aviation Museum.
"THUNDER BEFORE THE STORM"
A painting by the late canadian artist and pilot Randy L. Withcomb
With the signature of Jan Zurakowski, Arrow's first test pilot.
After the storm .....
Front fuselage of Arrow 206 ..... National Aviation Museum, Ottawa