A flying tribute to a century of aviation history
“Resurrect, Celebrate and Motivate” is the theme behind the refurbishment of a classic RCAF F-86 Sabre 5 (Canadair Serial Number 23314) in the colours of the legendary Golden Hawks aerobatic team that thrilled Canadians from coast-to-coast for five airshow seasons commencing in 1959. This flying tribute to a century of aviation history has been made possible by a unique partnership between the Vintage Wings of Canada, presenting sponsor Discovery Air and the Department of National Defence, assisted by generous donations from the private sector.
The Hawk One team brings together a formidable group of highly experienced military and civilian professionals that includes one of Canada’s most famous aviators, astronaut Chris Hadfield. All volunteers, the team will display the Sabre across Canada in 2011, allowing Canadians young and old to “look, touch and learn” about the rich aviation heritage that helped build our nation. Teaming up with Canada’s famous Snowbirds for much of the year, Hawk One will assist the team in motivating the youth of the country to reach for their dreams, whatever they may be.