Download or read book The Avro Arrow PDF or another Format written by Lawrence Miller and published by James Lorimer & Company. This book was released on 2020-07-20 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When it first flew in 1957, the Avro Arrow was the world's best supersonic combat aircraft. It was the proudest achievement of the engineers and designers in Canada's world-leading aircraft industry. They had already succeeded in building the worlds first passenger jet. This book tells the story of building, testing, and flying the Arrow. It explores the reasons why the Diefenbaker Conservative government of the day cancelled the contract to build these planes — and then ordered the six already finished airplanes cut up and destroyed.
Download or read book The Avro Arrow PDF or another Format written by Palmiro Campagna and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2019-02-16 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Declassified government records shed additional light on the cancellation and subsequent destruction of the Avro Arrow. The controversial cancellation of the Avro Arrow — an extraordinary achievement of Canadian military aviation — continues to fire debate today. When the program was scrapped in 1959, all completed aircraft and those awaiting assembly were destroyed, along with tooling and technical information. Was abandoning the program the right decision? Did Canada lose more than it gained? Brimming with information to fill in gaps in the Arrow’s troubled history, and with an update on the latest search for the scale models launched deliberately into Lake Ontario as part of the test program, The Avro Arrow tackles the outstanding questions head on.
Download or read book The Avro Arrow Story PDF or another Format written by Bill Zuk and published by James Lorimer & Company. This book was released on 2011-12-14 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "These dedicated men and women gave blood, sweat, and tears as their contribution - And now, it really happened, our beloved bird was in the air." - Ray Boone, A.V. Roe Canada employee. In the 1950s, A. V. Roe Canada was at the forefront of aviation development worldwide. After building one of the first jet airliners and completing production of Canada's first jet fighter, the company was poised to launch its most revolutionary design - the Avro Arrow. Despite the efforts of courageous test pilots and some of the world's best designers, engineers, and technicians, the dream was shattered.
Download or read book The Avro Arrow: A Picture History PDF or another Format written by Lawrence Miller and published by James Lorimer & Company. This book was released on 2011-10-24 with total page 131 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dramatic images tell the story of the creation -- and destruction -- of the best aircraft in the world.
Download or read book The Avro Arrow Manipulation; Murdering Medicare PDF or another Format written by Will Cupchik and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1959 the world-leading Avro Arrow fighter-interceptor program is abruptly terminated by the Canadian government, partly due to the influence of a covert group code-named TAMPRR, operating on behalf of certain U.S. military aircraft manufacturers. In 2009, an even more influential TAMPRR has been reaching into Canada's highest political echelons for over a decade to eviscerate the publicly funded Canadian healthcare system, so that it can be replaced with an American-style, for-profit format. Ken Simpson, prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Era, learns of TAMPRR's existence and discovers that he has deeply personal, as well as professional, reasons to expose its efforts at decimating both Canadian iconic accomplishments. He also uncovers a grave threat to a politician/physician who may be her country's last best hope of saving Canadian Medicare. Simpson's revelations prompt some prominent Americans and Canadians to rush to develop a system whereby average citizens can have real-time influence upon their elected representatives' actions, before it is too late.
Download or read book Canadian Scientists and Inventors PDF or another Format written by and published by Pembroke Publishers Limited. This book was released on 2008 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 200 years of profiles and discoveries that range from apples to BlackBerrys, from steamships to jet engines, from vaccines to lasers are covered. They reflect the significant milestones in 5 major areas - communication, discovery, electronics, health, and transportation.
Download or read book The Arrow PDF or another Format written by James Dow and published by James Lorimer & Company. This book was released on 1997 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is the fascinating story of the rise and fall of the Arrow, the legendary interceptor jet aircraft, developed by A.V. Roe Canada in the fifties. The Arrow was an unprecedented success story for Canada's fledgling aviation industry. It was conceived by its builders as the culmination of an impressive string of world firsts. Faster than any previous aircraft, it represented the leading edge of technology and an achievement of the highest calibre. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time and which remains hard to fathom even today. The Diefenbaker government cancelled the Arrow, and everything was destroyed, including the planes themselves. Nothing was to remain. Working from official documents, archives, interviews and a wide range of unofficial sources, James Dow presents the authoritative story of A.V. Roe Canada and its projects. He describes how the Arrow was developed and why it was killed. Dow takes us behind the scenes to the real dynamics and rivalries which were a part of the Arrow from the beginning and which explain its fate. This edition of the definitive book on the subject has been updated with a new introduction.
Download or read book Avro Arrow PDF or another Format written by Arrowheads and published by Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The illustrated memoir of the most advanced fighter jet of the 1950s. At its creation in the mid-1950s, the Avro Arrow was a fighter jet without equal. This Cold War aircraft was twenty years ahead of its time. Unfortunately, political realities resulted in the complete termination of the Arrow project. Cancellation of the Arrow called for the destruction of all photos, drawings, models, specifications and tooling. Even the aircraft themselves were disassembled and destroyed. Avro Arrow is a fascinating historical record with an extensive collection of rare and highly prized photos, drawings and diagrams. Using two hundred images, the book traces the story of the Arrow from its inception to roll out and flight test, including advanced proposals for the development of future version. Primary sources include: Taped interviews, test pilots' firsthand impressions, Avro officials and many plant personnel Surviving company records Declassified government documents. Diagrams offer stunning details such as the North American strategic defense zones and interception tactics proposed for bomber attacks. This book concentrates solely on the vision, design and technical excellence of the airplane itself rather than the politics of its demise.
Download or read book Flying Canucks II PDF or another Format written by Peter Pigott and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2016-02-22 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Among the many technological advances of this century that have shrunk our country, few have had as great an impact as aviation. Technologies evolve and national priorities change, but the qualities necessary to design aircraft, fly them in war and peace, and manage airlines remain constant. In this, his second book about pioneers of Canadian aviation, Peter Pigott brings a richness and understanding of the individuals themselves to the reader. Flying Canucks II takes us into Air Canada’s boardroom with Claude I. Taylor, to the Avro Arrow design office with Jim Floyd, inside the incredible career of Aviation Hall of Fame pilot Herb Seagram, on C.D. Howe’s historic dawn-to-dusk flight, and with Len Birchall in a Stranraer seaplane before he became, in Churchill’s phrase, “The Saviour of Ceylon.” It includes the story of how Scottish immigrant J.A. Wilson engineered a chain of airports across the country, how bush pilot Bob Randall explored the polar regions, and the ordeal of Erroll Boyd, the first Canadian to fly the Atlantic. The lives of “Buck” McNair and “Bus” Davey, half a century after the Second World War, are placed in the perspective of the entire national experience in those years. Whenever possible, Mr. Pigott has interviewed the players themselves, and drawing on his experience and contacts within the aviation community, has created a multi-faceted study of the business, politics, and technology that influenced the ten lives explored in depth in this book. C.D. Howe, wartime Canada’s absolute government czar used to say that running the country’s airline was all he really wanted to do. With a rich aviation heritage such as this, Flying Canucks II depicts the elements and the enemy at their worst and the pioneers of Canadian aviation at their best.
Download or read book Doing the Continental PDF or another Format written by David Dyment and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2010-10-21 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Advance Praise for Doing the Continental: "Everyone has opinions about the state of Canada-U.S. relations, but few have the knowledge to provide informed judgments. Professor Dyment happily falls into the latter category. While some of the prescriptions are controversial, this concise book has been carefully thought out and provides excellent grist for the Canadian policy mill. Doing the Continental is a must read for those interested in Canadian-American relations." Michael Kergin, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, 2000 to 2005. When President Barack Obama sat at his desk for the first time in the Oval Office in January 2009, one of the farthest things from his mind was Canada. On Capitol Hill the whirling pursuit of interests was intense. In Ottawa, Canada’s senior officials were too preoccupied to appreciate that the nations neighbours to the south weren’t paying attention to the affairs and concerns of the Great White North. Canada’s relations with the United States are broad and deep, and with Obama in his second term in office, the two countries have entered what could be considered a new era of hope and renewal. From water and energy policy to defence, environmental strategy, and Arctic sovereignty, David Dyment provides an astute, pithy analysis of the past, present, and future continental dance between two countries that have much in common, yet often step on each others feet.
Download or read book Adventures of a Sea Hunter PDF or another Format written by James Delgado and published by D & M Publishers. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a "Sea Hunter" and host, with novelist Clive Cussler, for the new National Geographic International television series, join Delgado as the team searches for, discovers and explores, among others, the wrecks of RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic’s survivors; Mary Celeste, the infamous "ghost ship" found sailing alone without a soul aboard, in the mid-Atlantic in 1872; Vrouw Maria, a perfectly preserved Dutch cargo ship of 1771, discovered on the bottom of the Baltic Ocean packed with cargo, including crates of long-lost Old Masters belonging to Empress Catherine the Great of Russia; the lost ships of the Mongol fleet of Kublai Khan that invaded Japan in 1274; and wreck of the USS Mississinewa, the first ship sunk by a Japanese "suicide submarine" in WWII. Stories and personalities of the past are interspersed with visits and voyages around the world - crossing the Atlantic, drifting in a powerless ship at the mercy of gales in the heart of the Pacific, and navigating through the fabled Northwest Passage. The undeniable thrill of being where history was made make "Adventures of a Sea Hunter" a highly entertaining, personal account of the exploration of the sea and the past that rests beneath the waves.
Download or read book Thirteen Stones PDF or another Format written by Nancy Warren and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2019-10-16 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Graham Michelsen pulled up stakes that spring and moved his wife Emily and daughter Lois to a brand-new model satellite community called Centrewood, he believed that its unique town plan based on his ideal form, the Circle, would ensure a life of security and stability. But having barely settled in, he is hit by a barrage of events which clash and collide, stark reality takes on an overlay of farce at times, and he struggles to manage his own equilibrium when everything seems to be going on tilt. Even his own daughter betrays him. Centrewood’s concentric circles are failing to protect him and have begun spinning out of control. Partway through the two months of September and October, 1957 that span this story, Lois is not mature enough to understand what is happening to her father Graham. She is not yet fourteen years old. She doesn’t know that as Chief Aeronautical Engineer for the Avro Arrow, he had worked so hard leading up to the October 4 Rollout that he was already suffering from burnout. On that very day, he was beset by three major setbacks, after which even more hit him broadside. Lois finds herself adding to his aggravation by suddenly flexing her wings, asserting her right to speak out and stand her ground. She also has her own challenges. She is absorbed by practicing flute with her new friend Becky, preparing to play the Doppler Flute Duet at the Fall recital. The other schoolmate, Mitsy, the thorn in Lois’s side from Day One, continues to disrupt Lois with her crazy antics, which ultimately lead to disaster. By the time Lois reaches her fourteenth birthday on November 1, everything has fallen apart.
Download or read book Canada’s Quest PDF or another Format written by John E. Montgomery and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2021-07-14 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Canada, as a nation, needs a new focus. In the last half of the 20th century, the country was striving to find its national identity, and we clustered along the warmth of our southern border, but not so close as to get burnt. Problems between the French- and English-speaking parts of our country threatened to tear us apart, but we managed to resolve them as best as we could. There continues to be unresolved issues with the treatment of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. But, the country is going through a process of understanding, reconciliation and healing. Then there are regional differences, each region trying to promote a national agenda that addresses their own needs. A large geographically dispersed country like Canada will always have regional differences, but these differences also contribute to the strength of our country. The overarching question is how best to build a country with a level of prosperity and quality of life that all can enjoy. If this goal can be achieved then most of the issues that divide us will tend to go away. We need a new national dream. That dream could be outer space, the new ocean, the final frontier. Canada needs to expand its activities in space. We need a space program that will inspire Canadians and drive technological innovation. We need to create a new industry that will continue to sustain our high standard of living. Both as a way to unite the country and as a way to ensure Canada will be a strong and prosperous nation well into the 21st century.
Download or read book Canadian Superlatives PDF or another Format written by David DeRocco and published by Full Blast Productions. This book was released on 1997 with total page 53 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a fifty unit reproducible reading and discussion text. The articles are short and written at a beginner level. The articles are complemented by a variety of exercises, with attention paid to the different skill areas. With its focus on Canadiana, this is a great place for students to begin learning about this great nation.
Download or read book Mike Starr of Oshawa PDF or another Format written by Myron Momryk and published by University of Ottawa Press. This book was released on 2018-01-23 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mike Starr had a remarkable career in Canadian politics. In June 1957, he was appointed Minister of Labour in John Diefenbaker’s cabinet and created a sensation, especially among Canadian ethnocultural groups. He made political history as the first Ukrainian Canadian appointed to federal cabinet. As Minister of Labour, Starr was faced with numerous national problems, including seasonal unemployment, regional disparities, union negotiations and emerging militant nationalism in Quebec. When the Diefenbaker government was defeated in the 1963 federal election, Starr returned to his earlier role as Member of Parliament. With the changing Canadian political environment, he was defeated by a tiny margin in the 1968 federal election. Starr continued his distinguished career of public service from 1968 to 1980. He promoted the increasing involvement of ethnocultural groups in Canada political life. In recent decades, it has become a political norm to have members of various ethnocultural and visible minority groups elected to the House of Commons, and appointed to Cabinet and other senior government positions. For breaking this barrier, Mike Starr was indeed a pioneer in Canadian politics. This book is published in English.
Download or read book Canadian Aviation and the Avro Arrow PDF or another Format written by Fred Smye and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2014-08-06 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With its first flight in 1958, the Avro Aircraft CF-105 Arrow appeared to be Canada's greatest aeronautical achievement. As the world's fastest and most advanced aircraft at that time, the Arrow, flying at twice the speed of sound over the Canadian north, was to attack Soviet bombers with air-to-air nuclear missiles. Also during the mid-1950's, the Royal Canadian Air Force, with its 27 fighter jet squadrons assigned to NATO and NORAD, was respected as one of the great air forces in the western alliance. But Canada quickly tumbled from this threshold of aeronautical leadership with the sudden cancellation and destruction of the Arrow. Fred Smye was in on the genesis of Canada's post WW II air power and describes the decade of innovation and growth in the nation's extraordinary aviation industry that once enabled a unique and independent air defence strategy. Smye also reveals the misinformation, misjudgments, flawed economics and political machinations that forced him to give the orders to cut up the existing Arrows when the Diefenbaker government cancelled the program on February 20, 1959. That "Black Friday" devastated Canada's aviation industry, throwing tens of thousands of workers out of highly skilled jobs and forcing an exodus of scientists and engineers to the U.S. and Britain. Canada subsequently surrendered its independent air defence strategy and came to rely on the U.S. for aviation industry sub-contracts and a meager supply of obsolete military aircraft for a diminished air force.
Download or read book Who Killed the Avro Arrow? PDF or another Format written by Chris Gainor and published by Folklore Pub. This book was released on 2007-09-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Avro Arrow vaulted Canada into the front ranks of military aircraft design and manufacturing. Less than a year later, the Arrow program was cancelled and Avro Canada went from being one of Canadas largest corporations to a bitter memory. The completed Arrows, jet fighters full of cutting edge technology and capable of flying at twice the speed of sound, were put to the torch. The Arrow became a subject of controversy that goes on today, nearly 50 years after it flew. In this new book, aerospace historian Chris Gainor explores the reasons for the Arrows demise.