From Dream to Legend


  • This thoughtfully hand-crafted image tells the story of how the AVRO Arrow captured the dreams of an entire country and its desire to build the best fighter aircraft in the world.  WWII Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and Poet, John Gillespie Magee Jr.'s Poem High Flight really captured this feeling with the words:

    "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..."

    The tale of the Arrow's glory, its potential and controversial demise continue to be the topic of many heated debates among aircraft aficionados and history buffs alike, making the legend of 'The Arrow' a deep, enduring cornerstone of Canadian heritage.

    We truly hope that you will enjoy this Stirring Image as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you.

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