Avro Arrow Part 3
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 for 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
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.
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
SEARCHING THE OCEAN FOR THE AVRO ARROW PART 3