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Hear about the search for the Avro Arrow test models – lecture to be held in Ottawa

April 16, 2018
David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is hosting its fifth-annual Kenneth Molson lecture, “Raising the Arrow – Reclaiming a Canadian Icon.”

Guest speakers from the OEX Recovery Group will provide a detailed account of the search-and-recovery efforts for free-flight Avro Arrow test models, which have rested on the bottom of Lake Ontario for more than 60 years.

This event will be held in English, but simultaneous translation will be available in French during the presentations, according to the museum. It will be held April 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The historic search for the Arrow began in July 2017, and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum was part of the team from its inception. To date, OEX has discovered two models and numerous booster rockets which were also part of the Avro Arrow program.  One of the two models and one booster rocket will be part of a new exhibition at the museum.

In addition to the OEX Recovery Group team, author David Waechter will share his father’s experience as an aeronautical engineer on the Avro Arrow, the museum noted.

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