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Update on Vintage Wings Hawk One

Hawk One
Photo by Cpl. Jennifer Chiasson

Hawk One

In our December issue we introduced Vintage Wings “Hawk One,” the restored F-86 Sabre that will highlight air shows and performances across Canada this centennial year of powered flight.  Here is the latest update as reported by Don MacNeil:

Hawk One Transformed

Number one on the list would be Paul Kissman’s successful ferry flight of Hawk One to Cold Lake AB for application of the Golden Hawk paint scheme. Paul departed Gatineau on Friday, 21 November, and with a few minor technical glitches (odd engine sounds and a transponder failure) arrived in Cold Lake at 1530 hours local time. Hawk One was met and escorted by a CF-18 Hornet from 4 Wing with Aeronautical Experimental Test Establishment photographer Cpl. Jennifer Chiasson on board who captured Paul’s arrival in the photo on the right.

Transforming C-GSBR from its temporary ugly ducking paint scheme into the memorable Golden Hawk Team colours was a labour of love. Led by Master Corporal Craig Harris, a No. 1 Air Maintenance Squadron team which included Jim Belliveau, one of North America’s best aviation paint scheme designers and painters, created a 21st century Golden Hawk. For the full Cinderella story of this transformation visit the Hawk One website, www.hawkone.ca and look under “Recent Posts.”

Don MacNeil, EAA 851901
Historian - Vintage Wings of Canada
Canada Aviation Museum Volunteer
dmacneil@vintagewings.ca

 
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