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Few aircraft in Canadian history illicit the emotional “wow” factor of the Canadair CT-114 Tutor.
These jets flew as trainers in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from 1967 to 2000, and have been used as the flight demonstration aircraft for 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, since 1970.
In late 2018, the Jet Aircraft Museum (JAM) at London Airport was given the opportunity to purchase a Tutor jet located in Campbellford, Ont. The museum has had the aircraft reviewed by a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer and has confirmed that the plane, 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 museum has launched a Go Fund Me campaign to help it buy and restore the jet to its former glory.
The Jet Aircraft Museum prides itself in keeping Canadian history alive, restoring and flying multiple former RCAF jet aircraft. It also educates the next generation about the amazing history and science behind aviation.
Donors will take part in bringing an essential piece of Canadian aviation history to London, Ont., where JAM volunteers and members will work endlessly to return it to airworthy condition. JAM intends to repaint the Tutor in a historical RCAF livery.
This project presents a fantastic opportunity for the Jet Aircraft Museum and for Southwestern Ontario. Your support would help to make this a reality.