Transitting through from India on its way to a Canadian museum. Photo taken as a schoolboy with a very cheap camera, sorry for the quality. Photo was found during a recent house move. The aircraft was originally KN820 of 355 Squadron, RAF. Then it served with 5 and 6 Squadrons, Indian Air Force. It is now displayed in the Canadian National Aviation Museum, Rockville. It is painted in a maritime colour scheme as 11130.
Nearly all that remains of Canada's Mach 2 Avro Arrow program. The first of five Mark 1 prototypes flew on March 25, 1958, but the program had been under scrutiny since 1957 by a newly elected government. The pictured aircraft was the first Arrow Mk 2 powered by the more powerful, yet lighter, Canadian designed Iroquois engine. It was being prepared for taxi testing when cancellation happened on February 20, 1959. 14,000 workers lost their job and all aircraft, engines, tooling and technical drawings were ordered scrapped.
In 2018, this Seaking was painted in the original RCN delivery colors for retirement ceremonies after 55 year service in Canada. Retired from Shearwater Squadrons on Canada's East coast in January 2018, the aircraft is pictured preparing for 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron retirement parade as the last squadron to operate the type. The last CH-124s were withdrawn in December 2018 to be replaced by Sikorsky CH-148 Cylones.
Taken on strength in October 1970, this is ex USAF 57-368 with 425 Squadron. Retired in 1985 as an instructional airframe when the Voodoos finally left service. The aircraft is now on display at Reynolds Museum, Wetaskawin, AB.
The Royal Canadian Air Force participated in Operation Unified Protector, a NATO-led operation to protect Libyan civilians against the civil war. To flight Libyan armed groups this CF-188 was armed with two AIM-9 Sidewinders on the wingtips, two AIM-7 Sparrows underneath the fuselage and two GBU-12 Laser Guided bombs. The picture was made over the Mediterranean Sea, off coast Libya from a French C-135.
CT-133 of the 1st Canadian Air Division of CFB Baden-Söllingen (Germany) seen at the flight line of Kleine Brogel (Belgium) during an open day. The T-Bird entered RCAF service on 3 September 1953 as 21052. It was reserialled to 133052 on 11 November 1970. From the early ninetees the T-bird returned to Canada anfd was eventually phased out. But... on 11 January 2019, it made its first flight again as C-FUPJ. The airframe was restored to flying condition by Jet Aircraft Museum on Ontario and sold to a US customer in Mobile (FL).