Avro CF-105 Arrow Mk. 1 Flight Log

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Date (dd/mm/yy) Flight Number Duration Total Time Pilot Remarks
RCAF 25201 (RL201)
25/3/5810:35 00:35ZurakowskiInitial Flight
1/4/5820:50 01:25ZurakowskiNose gear failed to retract
3/4/5831:05 02:30ZurakowskiReached Mach 1.1
15/4/5841:15 03:45ZurakowskiNo telemetry
17/4/5851:10 04:55ZurakowskiU/C snag following g's at 450kt
18/4/5860:55 05:50ZurakowskiM1.25
18/4/5870:40 06:30ZurakowskiM1.52 at 49,000 ft
22/4/5881:10 07:40WoodmanFamiliarisation M1.4
23/4/5890:45 08:25PotockiFamiliarisation M1.2
7/6/58101:45 10:10ZurakowskiDamper problems, Nosegear door stuck down
11/6/58111:20 11:30ZurakowskiAircraft damaged on landing
5/10/58121:20 12:50PotockiAcceptance test after repair
11/12/58131:10 14:00PotockiGear down check flight - modified elevator controls
15/12/58141:25 15:25PotockiDamper checks - gear unsafe indication
20/12/58151:25 16:50PotockiDamper checks - stbd gear not up and locked
21/12/58160:45 17:35PotockiDamper checks - stbd gear not up and locked
5/1/59171:00 18:35PotockiDamper checks - 20,000 ft
5/1/59180:45 19:20PotockiExtension ASI to 650kt at 17,000 ft
17/1/59191:00 20:20PotockiDamper checks - elevator hinge movement
24/1/59201:05 21:25WoodmanRCAF Damper checks
27/1/59211:00 22:25PotockiGeneral Damper handling
31/1/59220:45 23:10PotockiExtension of flight envelope
31/1/59230:40 23:50PotockiExtension of flight envelope
7/2/59241:0 24:50PotockiRoll and sideslip up to M1.3
19/2/59250:50 25:40PotockiStick tape and roll rates up to M1.7
RCAF 25202 (RL202)
1/8/5811:35 1:35ZurakowskiInitial flight. 30 000ft
23/8/5821:00 2:35ZurakowskiM1.5 Damper Checks
26/8/5831:05 3:40ZurakowskiM1.62
26/8/5841:00 4:40ZurakowskiM1.7
27/8/5851:05 5:45ZurakowskiOttawa Telemetry Check M1.5
28/8/5861:05 6:50PotockiDamper Handling. M1.7
28/8/5871:20 8:10ZurakowskiOttawa Telemetry Check M1.72
14/9/5881:05 9:15ZurakowskiDamper Handling.Telemetry U/S
14/9/5891:10 10:25ZurakowskiDamper Checking. M1.86 @ 50 000ft
16/9/58101:10 11:35Zurakowski2.2g, M1.2 and damper check. Pitch Oscillation =/- 3g
26/9/58111:05 12:40ZurakowskiPitch Damper Check. Subsonic
26/9/58121:00 13:40ZurakowskiM1.55
28/9/58130:55 14:35WoodmanM1.7 @ 50 000ft. RCAF Handling
28/9/58140:45 15:20PotockiM1.55. 3g @ 36 000ft. Pitch Oscillation +/- 3g
3/10/58151:25 16:45PotockiPitch Oscillation Investigation
3/10/58161:05 17:50Peter CopeFamiliarization M1.5
5/10/58170:50 18:40PotockiAll dampers up to M1.45. 500kt @ 9000ft. Undercarriage doors open. Stick tape with yaw damper
27/10/58181:05 19:45PotockiMax speed 500kt IAS @ 7500ft on pivot door check. M1.5 @ 42 000ft on damper checks. P/D not acceptable
29/10/58190:45 20:20PotockiFlutter Check. M1.7
29/10/58200:45 21:15PotockiFlutter Check. M1.8
8/11/58211:10 22:25PotockiAssessment of modified elevator. Parallel servo and feel trim to rear not satisfactory
11/11/58221:15 23:40Potocki510kt ASI 7500ft. Max speed of M1.95-1.96 obtained from 50 000ft. Brake seizure on landing. Aircraft damaged. Starboard gear broken off.
RCAF 25203 (RL203)
22/9/5811:35 1:35ZurakowskiInitial Flight. M1.2
1/10/5820:45 2:20PotockiSnag Clearance. M1.7
6/10/5831:00 3:20CopePerformance 1A tailconsed up to M1.7 @ 50 000ft
16/10/5841:10 4:30PotockiFuel consumption and level speed checks @ 35 000ft. Subsonic
17/10/5851:05 5:35WoodmanUndercarriage door trouble stbd side. Low speed P.E.s with F-86
18/10/5861:10 6:45PotockiLevel speeds and fuel consumption. Supersonic on climb
19/10/5871:15 8:00WoodmanPartial P.E.s, aborted high speed checks due to red light at M0.95
31/10/5881:00 9:00CopeUtility hydraulic falure. Gear down flight
7/11/5891:10 10:10CopeFuel consumption @ 35 000ft and single engine checks. Air conditioning failure - refrigerated. Subsonic
20/1/59100:55 11:05PotockiCheck flight to M1.7 with modified elevator system. Aircraft turbine seized
1/2/59111:15 12:20WoodmanRCAF damper check
19/2/59121:10 13:30PotockiDamper optimization. Observer D.E. Darrah carried.
RCAF 25204 (RL204)
27/10/5811:10 1:10PotockiInitial Flight - gear down 250kt max
22/11/5821:05 2:15PotockiCheck Flight
30/11/5831:10 3:25PotockiContinuation of snag clearance to M1.2
2/2/5941:10 4:35CopeCheck Flight - Directed to Trenton
3/2/5951:15 5:50PotockiGear down ferry to base
7/2/5961:10 7:00PotockiClearance flight - limited to M1.5 by pedal judder
RCAF 25205 (RL205)
11/1/5910:40 0:40PotockiInitial flight gear down

This information taken from Canadian Aircraft Since 1909 by K.M. Molson and H.A. Taylor, Appendix V.

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Created: January 13, 1997
Last Update: 5 November 1997 (Added a period and copyright)

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