I finally managed (last night) to surf your web page, Lake.
I showed my mrs. the Arrow once again. She sat by my side, silent for a moment and then she commented:"It looks similar to the Typhoon...only bigger and with sharper looks. It's big indeed, look at all those people there!"
Well, they're both delta winged aircrafts, for sure, but the Arrow is a lot bigger - all 25 meters of Arrow in comparison to 14 meters long of the Typhoon, and both have twin engines - very close together, integrated in the main body of the airframe.
Arrow12, Arrow7 pics are very impressive. I keep thinking how fantastic an airplane it would have been had it not been discontinued.
I got a laugh out of Difen-Devil. Lake, wasn't there a picture much more angelic than THAT one?
Stupid old traitor, sorry for saying so.
I explored those links, the DND one and that from Canadian airforce. Quite thrilling for me to know "inside" details of the canadian air force. I have yet to go deeper and spend more time surfing, but great links. Did you have to seek their approval or authorization to do it, Lake? Or can anyone interested put their links in a webpage?
Me and my wife talked about all those people investing their hopes and heart into the Arrow, all those pilots (looks like the The Right Stuff picture)
and the mechanics and designers and workers, all for nothing. It's good that someone is investing their time and effort NOW to bring the story up and rebuild the Arrow (albeit being just a model nowadays). This is sad, I can't imagine what it was like to see THAT string of events unfolding and their losing the Arrow.
On a happier note, many colleagues and professors at my University know that Canadian engineers and technicians went into the American Space Program - some of the people I know worked for NASA and the MIT for a couple of years or so, and it's common knowledge that Canadians left (and still do) their mark on the space program. Which is heaven to me.
Now, Lake, what about this news:
BAE SYSTEMS Aircraft Services Group is to acquire a flight simulator for the Avro RJX regional jet from NLX Corporation of Virginia, USA.
Announcing the purchase, David Hoy, BAE SYSTEMS Head of Training for regional aircraft customers said, "This is an extremely exciting time as we prepare for early deliveries of the new Avro RJX. We are busy developing new courseware and products for the Avro RJX in addition to supporting our in-service aircraft. The new simulator will join our centre at Woodford and become an integral part of the training we offer."
Lake, is Avro now engaged with BAe in producing regional jets? Or is it a part of BAe? What about military aircraft?
Great info and pics, Lake.
Please, keep it coming and keep working on your whole website. It has lots of meat for me to grind my teeth on.
Originally posted by Laketrout_195th:
Thanks for your kind words about my site. Be advised i've added some new links,on my Arrow page.Department of natural defence, arrow recovery ect.