Canadian Air and Space Conservancy

(Canadian Air & Space Museum)

2018

 

Collection Status:

Please see the Blog above, and keep checking back for updates.


The collection is currently operating an office at the GTAA, but is not currently open to the public or for tours. The new mailing address is:


Canadian Air and Space Conservancy

(Canadian Air & Space Museum)

2450 Derry Rd E, Hanger 9

Mississauga, ON

L5S 1B2


The Curator is Brian Keaveney, email “curator@casmuseum.org”.


We still accept physical donations of books and artifacts.


As a Canadian Registered Charity, we accept financial donations at the above address. Tax receipts are available on request with complete donor address.

Webmaster: Brian M Quan

All images are copyrighted by the

Canadian Air & Space Museum or respective owners, and may not be used without permission.

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On the Move to the New Home...


On the morning of Monday, December 3, 2018, the collection’s full-scale AVRO Arrow Replica was prepared for shipment to the collection’s new home at Edenvale.


We thank Jim Ruth, V.P Maintenance at Mx Aerospace Services, for much of the coordination; Mohammed of Airfield Access, Matt and Calvin of Signature FBO, and Daniel at GTAA Airport Operations: for giving us access to the secure areas at PIA. We also thank PartnerJet Inc. for preparing the Replica and its wing tips, tail and weapons pack for the move; the MATCOM Industrial Solutions Group for providing the trailer and truck for the transport of the Replica from PIA to Edenvale, and for the tow motors to lift the Replica onto the trailer; Savage Heavy Haul; Abrams Towing; and Milan Kroupa Sr for funding the move.

Volunteers:


Curator:          Brian Keaveney    curator@casmuseum.org

Acquisitions:  Terry Ward            collections@casmuseum.org

Space:            Rob Godwin         rgodwin@casmuseum.org

Volunteer:       Vince Malfara       vmalfara@casmuseum.org

Webmaster:    Brian Quan           bquan@casmuseum.org

Blog/Entries/2018/11/11_New_Home_for_collection.html

For information on the new home

for the collection, click here --->

Three heavy tow motors lifted the Replica while the nose gear was replaced with an iron support used for the earlier moves: under the guidance of Vince Malfara (CASC). It was lifted onto a flatbed trailer, then driven out of the secure zone of the Pearson property to the staging area. The Replica left for Edenvale at 12 midnight.


It arrived in Edenvale about 5am on Tuesday, December 4. The lifting of the Replica off of the trailer and lowering to the ground by large crane truck (provided by Abrams Towing) was filmed by the TV program “Heavy Rescue 401” (Discovery Canada) for possible broadcast at a later date.


MATCOM re-attached the nose gear. All fixtures (cradle, iron support for nose) are now stored with the Replica at Edenvale in a weather-proof hanger.


Plans are for the Replica to be moved inside a weather sealed hanger at Edenvale by Wednesday, December 5. On the same day at PIA, Mx Aerospace Services will assist with access to the tail, wing tips and weapons pack: to be loaded onto a flatbed truck for shipping to Edenvale for storage with the Replica.

Photos taken by Terry Ward, CASC