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Folks in ehMac may remember the Love Notes to Newton documentary created by a fellow named Noah Leon. He did a fabulous job, great reviews, and the film has been seen all over the world.

Noah's moving on to his next project, which may be of interest to some:

Chasing Arrows: Recreating the Avro Arrow



At Springbank airport in Calgary, a small group of dedicated volunteers work to recreate a national legend, the Avro Arrow–Canada’s greatest aircraft that never was, and that maybe you've never heard of.

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A group of hobbyists in Calgary, Alberta decided is inspired to design and build an exact replica of the Arrow, although 60% of its size, the maximum size allowable by Canadian law. Based on original blueprints and collected documents, the Arrow II is being constructed from advanced materials in a hangar at the Springbank airport in Calgary.

Even more incredible than the actual plane, is the dedication of the volunteers who are creating it. This is a project unlike any hobbyist has ever taken on. The home-built aircraft is more advanced and faster than many civilian planes. To the volunteers recreating it, it is a joy to try and right a historical wrong. It is an attempt to re-live and rediscover one of our proudest moments, a golden age when Canada led the aerospace industry and briefly had the most technologically advanced airplane in the world.

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This film will be released in two parts. Version I will be released at the end of 2021, documenting the difficult journey of making this aircraft. Version II will be released when the Arrow II finally takes flight, and completes the saga. We will have a very limited festival run, because we want to get the film to you as soon as it's done. We plan to screen the film at participating locations (museums) across the country, pending agreements. It will be a great opportunity to meet other Arrow-heads and celebrate this great plane and the people who built it. The film will also be offered to be screened in participating schools, as part of their history program–the goal being to remind and educate Canadians about this great achievement.
 

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hmmm. The link in CMs post says it goes there but gives me a totally blank page. Maybe the site just does not like my ancient version of FireFox I am using in Snow Leopard.
 
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