Ever since secret project was abruptly terminated during Diefenbaker era a popular legend evolved regarding Canada’s position in today’s advanced military jet aircraft.
Armchair experts insist that the Diefenbaker Conservative government set Canadian aerospace back allowing others primarily the USA to benefit from all the very expensive research already done as well as from all the technical staff Avro laid off.
They claim Canada gave away the whole store in a proverbial “fire sale” ending up poorer for it because many of those Avro scientists and technicians ended up “Making America Great” working in USA developing its NASA space program.
There is no doubt that the Avro Arrow was unique and probably the most advanced aircraft of its kind however, it was heavily over-budget generating a real strain on Canada’s fiscal resources.
Canada, although a huge country with its small population tax base did not have an economy to support this type of very expensive project compared to the USA with its massive economy.
Ottawa’s Canada Aviation And Space Museum is home for part of what’s left of the Arrow, the cockpit are depicted however, 1/3 of both wings, essentially its wing tips, and two sets of engines, one being the famous Iroquois, are available too.
These other components are stored nearby along the inner wall of the building for those interested in viewing them.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”POPULAR”.
The Superbowl is now history, many sports fans desiring more depth for their entertainment don’t have to look far for their adrenalin rush because salvation is as close as their own municipal park. In the depth of our harsh Winter there is a lot of fun available to anybody that wants to enjoy themselves on a toboggan run as this young boy is doing. If you cannot do this, then you can simply be a spectator watching it all and have fun doing it.
Nearby my home there is large municipal park with a manmade artificial lake, which when created, provided a lot of extra soil, rock and other debris. This hill, where these folks are having their fun, is from all that excavated stuff. I just wanted to offer you all some information about how thsi toboggan hill happened and now you know.
My last Friday’s weekly photo challenge entry seemed quite popular therefore, I decided to offer another image depicting depth as an add-on. My picture shows a shallower depth this time compared to my original road shot however, I think it is interesting because it depicts our Winter and the fun it can bring.
International jazz fans converged to listen to that wonderful New Jersey band meanwhile, three other stages had acts happening. My short picture video gives you an idea of the excitement and the crowds attending the Fest.
Although the music in my video is not from the show it does provide the atmosphere, I thank Internet Archive (archive.org) for the creative commons music.