first week of July will be a special week for those who follow Canadian
Aviation history. On July 7 a long time Squadron with a tie to McChord
the 409th Fighter Squadron, arose from the pages of the history books
and became the Canadian Air Force’s newest CF-18 Squadron. During
their conversion to CF-18’s in 1984 the 409th flew one its CF-101’s
to McChord for display were it was been ever since. During the same week
as former squadron’s reactivation, the museum’s CF-101 had a bit of
a “reactivation” with the completion of a restoration project that
took almost three months to complete. The Museums CF-101, S/N 101022
rolled into the museums restoration hangar for some finishing touches.
The aircraft should be ready for display by the end of summer.