The high tech search for models of Canada’s Avro Arrow aircraft of the 1950s is back in high gear, just off Prince Edward County.
Also, there is an indication the public may get a chance to see them, later this summer.
The group, Raise the Arrow, found two models of nine last summer, on the floor of Lake Ontario, off Point Petre in Prince Edward County.
They were shot off with rockets to test aerodynamics during development of Canada’s new high-tech aircraft of the time, in the Toronto area. The Avro Arrow Interceptor aircraft had its first flight on March 25, 1958, and the project was cancelled February 20, 1959.
Raise the Arrow Project Manager John Burzynski, says the crew is in the water again and hopes to raise the two models in mid-August.
Burzynski expects the Air Force will “allow some public access to watch the transfer.”
A Canada Conservation crew will be involved with the transfer and the models will be cleaned up at the Trenton site.
They will eventually be donated to two museums, Canada Aviation Space Museum in Ottawa, and the National Air Force Museum of Canada at Trenton.
You can catch the full John Burzynski interview with host Mary Thomas on Newsmaker Sunday, this Sunday at the noon hour on 800 CJBQ.