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Wed, Feb 11, 2004

Jan Zurakowski Flies West

First Man To Fly Avro Arrow Dies

Avation has lost another pioneer and hero this month. Jan Zurakowski, the chief test pilot for the CF-105 Avro Arrow, died at his home in Barry's Bay, Ontario, on Monday following a lengthy illness. He was 89.

An accomplished war pilot, the Polish-born Zurakowski was decorated for his  fighting in the Battle of Britain and later went on to test fighter jets for Britain. He immigrated to Canada in 1952 to work for AV Roe Canada Company as chief development pilot for the supersonic jet and became the first to fly the  Avro Arrow on March 25, 1958.

A member of Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, Zurakwoski retired to Barry's  Bay, located about 150 kilometres west of Ottawa, in 1960 to open a tourist business with his wife. In July 2003, the community dedicated the Zurakowski Park and Museum in his honor.

We join the aviation community in mourning this great loss.

FMI:  http://www3.sympatico.ca/mkostiuk/speech.html

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