Few aircraft in Canadian history illicit the emotional wow factor of the Canadian built and flown CT-114 Tutor Jet. These jets have flown as trainers in the RCAF from 1967 to 2000 and have been used as the flight demonstration aircraft for the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron since 1970.
In late 2018, the Jet Aircraft Museum (JAM) at London Airport was offered for sale a Tutor Jet, located in Campbellford, Ontario. The Museum has had the aircraft reviewed by a licenced Aircraft Maintenance engineer and has confirmed that the aircraft, though needing restoration, can be returned to flight readiness.
Thanks to support from several companies, the cost of shipping the aircraft from Campbellford to London has been covered.
The Jet Aircraft Museum prides itself in keeping Canadian history alive, restoring and flying multiple former Canadian Air Force jet aircraft. We also educate the next generation to learn more about our history, as well as the amazing science behind Aviation.
By donating to purchase the jet, you will take part in bringing an essential part of Canadian history into your backyard, where JAM volunteers and members will work endlessly to bring it back to its former self.
Funds donated by you will be used directly to purchase the jet, bring it to London, and allow us to begin restoring it to flight readiness. As mentioned, JAM intends to restore the airplane back to flyable condition and repaint it into a historical livery commemorating the Royal Canadian Air Force.
This project presents a fantastic opportunity for the Jet Aircraft Museum and for Southwestern Ontario, support from you would help to make this a reality.