12 years ago
"Avro Arrow replicas
A replica Arrow built by Allan Jackson was used in The Arrow, a Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) production. He began building a full-scale
replica of the Arrow in 1989, and was approached by the producers of the
Arrow miniseries in 1996, then about 70% complete, who made an offer to
complete the construction if the replica could be used for the
production. It was used on the miniseries and several public appearances
at air shows. The replica was later donated to the Reynolds-Alberta
Museum in his home town of Wetaskiwin, Alberta. While in a temporary
outdoor collection, it was damaged in a wind storm in 2009. It has since
been repaired, but is no longer on public display.
The Avro Museum of Canada completed a 0.6-scale remote controlled replica
aircraft built for public flight demonstration. Following eight years of
research, construction started in September 2000. Built of modern-day
composite materials under Canadian Recreational Aircraft legislation,
construction involved five years of volunteer labour and half-million
dollars in materials and parts. The scale model has been successfully
flown on a number of occasions.
The Canadian Air and Space Museum, located at the former CFB Downsview,
features a full-size replica Arrow built by volunteers with assistance
from local aerospace firms. With a metal structure, the replica features
many authentic-looking components including landing gear constructed by
Messier-Dowty, the original Arrow primary landing gear sub-contractor.
Painted in the colours of Arrow 25203, the Arrow replica was rolled out
for a media event on 28 September 2006 and was on public display on 8?9
October 2006 to commemorate the original aircraft's rollout in 1957."