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The Avro Arrow Story: The Revolutionary Airplane and Its Courageous Test Pilots

The Avro Arrow Story: The Revolutionary Airplane and its Courageous Test Pilots    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55277-916-3
Pages 144
Language English only
Price $9.95
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Written by Bill Zuk.
Published by Published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2011.


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.

The Arrow was widely acknowledged as the world's best fighter jet at the time. Despite the efforts of courageous test pilots and some of the world's best designers, engineers, and technicians, the dream was shattered. Its history is smartly recounted in The Avro Arrow Story.

Table of Contents:
  • Prologue
  • The Beginning of the End
  • In the Footfalls of Titans
  • Building the Team
  • Test Flying at Avro Canada
  • The Greatest of Them All
  • Pushing the Envelope
  • Genesis of the Arrow
  • Flying the Arrow
  • "Black Friday"
  • Desperate Times
  • Legend or Myth?
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements/Photo Credits
  • Index
Bill Zuk is an aviation historian and author whose interest in the Avro Arrow dates back to a time when he was an Air Cadet. He is an active member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society and the Western Canada Aviation Museum. Currently a teacher-librarian in Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg, he also works as the training coordinator for the aviation industry in Manitoba.

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