"Project Avro Arrow RL25206: Rebirth of a Canadian Aviation Legend"
She was conceived a weapon of war, and was Built, to Protect a Nation. Only to be Killed by the Government of the time in less than 1-year from her 1st Flight.
***Let's Bring Her Back***
We are a New Project, developed, to put back into Canadian Skies, a 1:1 Full Scale, Fully Operational, Non-Military, Supported Airshow Demonstrator and Static Display Avro Arrow.
It's Founder, Stephen D James, formed this group, and long with Co-Founders of Avro Arrow Enthusiasts and Aviation Specialists, we are working to Bring back this Canadian Aviation Legend. This is their plan,
Her ID: "Avro Arrow- "RL25206"". And Her Spirit, looking out the window and seeing the blue skies, ready to put a New Sound and even More POWER, never seen or done, and with Brand New P.S13 Iroquois engines.
The actual title is "Project Avro Arrow RL25206: Rebirth of a Canadian Aviation Legend"... and yes, it is a mouthful, so my team and I, shortened to just " Project206". A lot easier, for sure.
Why "Project206", and, why this number? Well, when the Avro Arrow Project was cancelled, sat, just behind the big door of the hanger was, Avro Arrow"RL25206".
This particular Avro Arrow, was the MK.2 and her Engines were Series ii Iroquios, that were built to propel "RL25206", into a whole New History of Performance, that would have re-broken the Records she had just set as a MK.1, recently.
Had she been allowed to fly, the Entire Avro Arrow Program, would have been thrust into, and in my opnion, the Game Changer, and that 1 Arrow, that still gets compared, to other Modern Fighters of today, in Performace, where you and I would have known of her, today.
"Avro Arrow RL25206", is in Avro Arrow History, the Arrow, Myths and Legendary Stories, takes her, in Our Minds, Our Hearts, and in Many Canadians, Our Very Soul.
"RL206", was that All Weather, Superior Super Sonic Fighter/Interceptor she was meant to be, And, the Reason why I chose this particular Avro Arrow over any of the others. "RL25206". She was to change Canadian Aviation & Aerospace, Forever, and has remained, in Myth, the one that got away.
***That is until Now"""
In Canadian Aviation history, perhaps the only exception was the Silver Dart from 50 years before the Avro Arrow, that brought so much attention to Our Aviation history. "Avro Arrow "RL25206" is "Our Build", totally of Canadian Brains, Canadian Design & Canadian Craftmanship, we are So Good At, when given the chance.
"Project206", is a Team Effort and Everyone on This Team and the Public as we have witnessed recently are bursting with Pride to bring back, this Canadian Aviation Legend. And We are...
And this is where we need your Help. The guessimated cost of building this Avro Arrow, from scratch, finding an procuring, such items as Blueprints from Museums, and possibly a person in possession, as the prints were sold at the A.V.Roe stores back then, and having a chat with those who may hold that 1 piece of the puzzle, is projected at a 10-year build at a cost of about $60,000,000.00 dollars.
"Project206", is not a secret project. We have been around for about 18 weeks old now. Ans we are working and developing ideas on how to proceed with building "RL25206".
This GoFundMe, it is Our start towards Our Goal of bringing back to Life, this Amazing Canadian Aviation and Legendary Aircraft. And we really need your Help. This Aircraft, when finished will be able to land at specific airports of 6,000-feet or more, Minimum. And that will be one of its sole purposes to become a Supported Airshow Demonstrator and a Static Display host, for you to come up, See, Touch, Photograph all you want and smell ( whatever that could possibly be--yuk) this amazing aircraft.
As a Bonus, we have had a chat with My Team, and it was agreed on, that a 2nd seat, will be placed, for one of our mechanics to fly along between shows, and...and, ( Just between you and me ) I am working on my crew, at giving you the Public the chance to sit inside the aircraft for Photo sessions, and your own personal 1-1 with the Avro Arrow.
I hope that you will join "Project206", and spark the fire of Canadian Passion and Pride on a level, not seen in a very long time. We could always use you support in here on GoFundMe or just morally.
Thank You, from My Team, at Project206 and Myself, We, wish Everyone a Wonderful, Safe & Prosporous 2019 and Beyond. And We Welcome you anytime for a chat at "Friends of Avro Arrow RL25206 ( an Active Avro Arrow Program )".
Stephen D James