Join us as we pay honor to our neighbors to the north in this our annual Canadian Military Tribute program.
Most Americans, even those involved in aviation, know very little of Canadian aviation history in general and the Avro CF-105 Arrow heavy fighter / interceptor in particular. In a nutshell, Canada built the foremost aircraft in this category during the late 1950’s, but it was felled by a short-sighted government decision to scrap it in the middle of flight-testing and before the Mk 2 version could even fly. Most observers had expected the Mk 2 to break many world speed and altitude records . This presentation is based on a substantial amount of our speakers own research including his article on this subject published in Defense and Foreign Affairs. This discussion will include our presenters view of what could have been achieved had the Arrow proceeded into series production.
Presenter: Dan Perley