Over 1 year ago the Alberta Aviation Museum held a fund raising drive to acquire an F-104 Starfighter for the Museum collection. After (7) years of searching the AlbertaAviationMuseum had found a dual seat Starfighter in Holland that was within financial reach.
Complete and suitable not only for display but educational use and cockpit tours.Thanks to Edmontonians, fellow Canadians and particularly the family of “Don Hamilton” as well as AirSpray the finding goal was reached and the aircraft ordered.Since then it has taken great determination to wade through the required paperwork across to continents and three countries to get the Starfighter here.After all the work and all the effort by so many…we have an arrival date, March 26th. Initially the Starfighter won’t be much to look at, arriving disassembled on jigs in (2) containers. But as soon as the containers are unloaded and the aircraft inventoried restoration will begin.The aircraft will be restored to represent an Alberta based aircraft flown by 417 Squadron from 4 Wing Cold Lake and allow us to tell the story of the Alberta and Canadian Starfighters as well as the story of North West Industries right here in Edmonton that overhauled most of the CF-104 Starfighters.The museum hope to host a roll out ceremony and unveiling later in 2013.Source: aviation.ca
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