SEARCHING THE OCEAN FOR THE AVRO ARROW

Avro Arrow Part 3

treasure hunter

treasure hunter

Searching THE OCEAN FOR THE AVRO ARROW (part 3) and as Chris Bateman stated in his 2012 article, the search continues for something, anything of Canada own scrapped Avro Arrow CF-105 Interceptor jet fighter..

This is the 3rd article of 3 installments  “History and downfall of the “Avro Arrow” 

These “die-hard” Avro Arrow treasure hunters like “John Burzynski”  just wouldn’t let it go, almost 60 years after the fact.  “GET OVER IT”!

 IT’S GONE!  Eh

These hunters are searching off Toronto harbor in Lake Ontario, and they’re searching the St. Lawrence, off Prince Edward County. These people will go anywhere where there is rumored to have been Avro airplane parts stashed, thrown out, or dumped in the water.

(On the four corners of the earth, MAYBE?),

With today’s high technology sonar’s, specialized equipment to map the ocean floor, see what no man has seen before, they might even have a chance of finding something of the fated project

At the time of this posting, this was the latest picture from the “OEX RECOVERY GROUP INC” which is one of the major sponsors of a project. This company is scouring the depths of the water RAISE THE ARROW EXPEDITIONfor the famed Avro and their website shows even more findings and insight of the of the canceled failed project.

But, it’s a lot of water.

As these interesting stories go, when the hammer came down on (Black Friday, October 14, 1959) cancellation day of our CF-105 Jet Fighter, and people finally got over the shock that it wasn’t just a bad Friday joke, and they realized,  our government was totally serious in shutting the project down, some went to work on disposing of all their blood sweat and tears as per instruction from the government.

Our fearless leaders said, “WE WANT EVERYTHING Gone”.

They ripped and they tore the planes apart. They run over a perfectly workable jet fighter with forklifts. Heavy equipment smashing these large planes into small pieces, just to be melted down for scrap metal. Our prime minister wanted nothing left. Even the molds, tooling, gone.

Anything that went to scrap yards or to the landfill was totally looked over by guards that in fact, made sure everything was disposed of as per government wishes and nobody took any souvenirs?  “Right”

Paperwork, blueprints. GONE

The rumor has it that some of these planes on the assembly line were almost completed and some had no engines.  Workers strapped booster rockets on their backs and shot these frames into the air towards the open water, never to be reclaimed from the Sea again.

Are these Bounty Hunters for Treasures or Historians looking for the famed Avro Arrow plane parts?

Having said that, these bounty hunters with enough money and electronics will eventually find something, anything, but for

“WHAT REASON NOW”?

Our previous Prime Minister John Diefenbaker  was serious

“If CANADA CAN’T HAVE IT, NOBODY’S GETTING IT”.

I believe he was strong-armed and that canceling the project wasn’t totally his decision.

Vintage planes and Avro Arrow

Vintage Planes and Avro Arrow

Did I say, this plane Canada built in the Late 1950s was capable of doing Mach 2+?  No other plane in the world could reach that speed. Putting this in perspective, this was only 5 years after the Great War; Armed Forces around the world were still using propeller (prop) aircraft.

The story by Chris Bateman is a few years old, but have recently heard that these treasure hunters by the “OEX RECOVERY GROUP INC” “have not given up”. In fact, the latest is, these people are even looking in more unspoken and unsuspected places.

PLEASE CHECK THIS LINK   for the latest find

Like our ex-prime minister, this group,  maybe other history buffs like “Arrowheads” are committed to finding some remanence of the project. I believe Canada’s future was robbed from us, and even though that period in time is gone, we should always guard against outside influences.

Canada’s safety, security, our future is at stake.     Eh

CHECK OUT THIS excellent YOUTUBE  VIDEO ON THE AVRO ARROW.

Please check out my 1st, 2nd and now 3rd part to this story.

THE DEMISE OF THE Avro Arrow PART 1

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE AVRO ARROW PART 2

SEARCHING THE OCEAN FOR THE AVRO ARROW PART 3

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THE DEMISE OF THE AVRO ARROW part 1

Size of the Avro Arrow

Comparing Plane Sizes

Reading different articles (and there ain’t no shortage) about Canada very own state of the art CF-105 Supersonic Avro Arrow fighter. This article is about the demise of the Avro Arrow. It was homegrown, born, built and manufactured right here on Canadian soil. It was the pride of all Canadians citizens. The sudden cancelation of the Avro Arrow in 1959 was and still is a big mystery today. Most articles on this “state of the art” Jet Fighter is fascinating reading with many different authors perspective and conspiracies. This is Mine.

“What really happened on Black Friday?”

So now I’m reading the latest article of why our former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker decided to lay off 15,000 of his own countryman,  and thousands more Canadians were indirectly affected by his sudden decision, they all had one major thing in common, they all wondered… WHY?.

Did our Prime Minister wake up in a bad mood, did he not get his breakfast on time. What made him make such a drastic move that would affect so many people?

To know the answer, we have to think the way he thought.

The Canadian people voted and trusted his Progressive Conservative party, thinking that their number one priority would have been keeping Canadians and Canada in his best interest. This decision on shutting down CF-105 Interceptor program as history might say was not one of our Prime Ministers better moves. He kept the decision well hidden and a secret from everybody until he made the announcement in Parliament. So was this spontaneous thinking or was as, theorist would say, he was strong-armed into canceling the project.

HE STOOD UP AND SUPPOSEDLY SAID.

As of today, I decided to “lay off 15,000”, I mean cancel the Avro Arrow Program. Avro Arrow WorkersAnd laying off all our faithful workers in our aviation industry effective as of, NOW, as we speak, Disbanded all making of the Arrow program, we want it … GONE!

Our Government at the time could not have given this a long-term THOUGHT?

The teletypes couldn’t print the news fast enough. In the factories at lightning speed, they got the news. The management was instructed to read this message, so on October 14, 1959 “Black Friday” it was said, effective immediately, send your workers home.

Please check out this YouTube video on the Avro Arrow.

The management was shocked at the news, a lay off maybe, but a complete shutdown! So, over their internal loudspeakers, this message rang out, shut her down boys, take the rest of the day off and don’t forget to take all your personals with you, just in case you don’t come back, “which they didn’t”.

So that black Friday, as it was called, our Aviation Industry as we knew it was gone.

But what made our Prime Minister do such a thing? At the time, it was well known that the Kennedy administration didn’t get along with, “as they put it, boring” Canadian prime minister, but that couldn’t be a deciding factor or WAS IT? …  Eh

*** Did the US President John F Kennedy meddle in our elections and HAPPILY cause the fall of our Diefenbaker’s Conservative Government. Under-handedly, leaking to the press, the U.S. would not buy any of their/our “state of the art Jets” … “The Domino Effect”.

*** If this is true, I will remove Kennedy from my favorite Presidents list and it’s, getting pretty short.

*** (Note) At the end of the day, with all remnants of our Fighter Jets, gone like it never existed, Canada still had commitments to fill with  Nato and the newly committed “NORAD”.  So, we still had to purchase much-needed jet fighters for the task and where do you think they came from?

“Outside our Country”.

Please come back for PART 2 and 3

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE AVRO ARROW PART 2

SCOURING THE OCEAN FOR THE AVRO ARROW part 3

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