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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:20 pm 
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Starfighter
Roll Out Ceremony
August 17th 10:00am

Starfighter…conjures images of Luke Skywalker attacking the Death Star, Battlestar Galactica. Aliens, far galaxies and strange worlds.

This Saturday the Alberta Aviation Museum Association Rolls Out it’s latest addition,
the real STARFIGHTER! The history is no less exciting that the Science Fiction we have come to love.

Canada began using the Starfighter in 1961, the Doomsday clock sat at 5 minutes to midnight…nuclear war. At their peak, on the front line over 200 Canadian Starfighters and Canadian pilots. Their goal…to strike the Soviet Union if the West was attacked and defend North American airspace on the homefront.

Canadian Starfighter pilots were trained to penetrate enemy airspace low, 30 meters approx at over 1000km per hour as well as air to air engagement.

But it could go high as well, still holding the Canadian Altitude record of over 31,000 meters and the Canadian speed record.

But all that performance came at a price, the Starfighter did not tolerate mistakes, even little ones. Almost ½ of all Canadian Starfighters were lost in operations, along with many aircrew.

The Starfighter being unveiled at the Alberta Aviation Museum on Saturday is a tribute to all of the Canadians that were involved in the Starfighter program from 1961 to 1984.

Events start with a ribbon cutting to unveil the new look of the Alberta Aviation Museum and the Starfighter Roll Out ceremony begins at 10:30am.

For this special event the Museum has decided to waive regular admissions and instead offer admission by donation from 10am to 12 Noon so all Edmontonians, Albertans and Visitors can attend this once in a lifetime event.

Thomas Hinderks
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:15 am 
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In just a little over 24hrs the Starfighter Roll Out Ceremony will begin bringing to a close a project 9 years in the making.

Please join us

Details above

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:26 pm 
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The event is over, the bird is out and everything went very very well

Our pics are not yet available but some that attended the event already have their up....

So to tide everyone over till ours are up

From another forum
http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopi ... 7&start=25

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Here is another set of pictures from a community forum...

http://www.connect2edmonton.ca/forum/sh ... post538245

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:14 pm 
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Congratulations! The Starfighter looks superb!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Way to go Tom. Was out of town this weekend so I will have to drop by soon to get a few pics.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:10 pm 
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I trust she will be living inside to protect that nice work?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:37 am 
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Very very nice. I voted to have her done in camo but she looks stunning in natural metal with white wings.

Any chance you could post some photos of the CF-100 that is in the background?

Cheers,

Jeff :spit


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:46 am 
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Thanks for the kind words everyone

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I trust she will be living inside to protect that nice work?


She will be living outside, everything that has been done on the aircraft has been done to make here last and be maintainable long term outside.

This winter she will be coming back in so the instruments we are waiting for from Holland can replace the "fakes" we installed for the roll out and some other detail work, but long term she will have to live outside as we simply don't have the room inside.

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Any chance you could post some photos of the CF-100 that is in the background?


Will do when we get a chance, it will be a bit as we are in recovery mode from all of the projects that came together this weekend.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:20 am 
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Natural metal,polished! Thank you, Thank you. The only way a Starfighter should look. :wink: 8)


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