Oh Canada, Canada Heritage Minute podcast - Avro Arrow

Episode 10 – The Avro Arrow Heritage Minute

In this episode, Jerry and Kim talk about the interceptor jet that got scrapped before it could fulfill all of Canada’s aviation-based hopes and dreams, the Avro Arrow.  Other topics include nuclear war, Diefenbaker’s jowls, and Dan Aykroyd.



Russell Isinger. “Avro Arrow”. (2004) The Oxford Companion to Canadian History. Ed. Gerald Hallowell. Oxford University Press.

Ian Austen, “Hunting for a Canadian Legend: The Avro Arrow Jet Fighter” (2017). The New York Times.   

Sienkienwicz, Alexandra. “Avro Arrow models search team says ‘there are more jets out there than originally thought’” (8 September 2017), CBC News

“Avro Arrow”, Wikipedia

“Crawford Gordon reacts to blow to Arrow program” CBC Archives – Dateline Special (1980).

Daniell, Raymond. “Canada Abandons Military Jet Plan; Ends 400 Million Project for Arrow Interceptors in View of Missile Gains” (21 February 1959). The New York TImes.

“Avro Arrow: “There Never Was an Arrow”, The Canadian Encyclopedia

“Avro Arrow”, The Canadian Encyclopedia.


Further Reading

Brad Gallant – Native Mascots Perpetuate Racism Against Indigenous People (2016) – Huffington Post

Candy Palmater – It’s Time For Everyone to Stop Saying “Off The Reservation”(2017)- Chatelaine