RCAF F-86 Golden Hawks Aerobatic Flight Team
Brockville Historic Area: The Brock Trail
Built in Montreal by CANADAIR
Canadian planes powered by the
AVRO CANADA Orenda engine
The ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE created a new precision aerobatic team in 1959 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of powered flight in Canada. This demonstration team was named the "Golden Hawks". The RCAF's plane of choice was the swept-wing F-86 fighter jet. The F-86 had serviced the RCAF since 1948. From August 1950 to October 1958, CANADAIR built 1,815 Canadian F-86 Sabres in Montreal. Orenda turbojet engines, built by AVRO CANADA, powered them.
The Golden Hawks team was made up of 7 planes, and performed at air shows throughout Canada and the United States. The Golden Hawks performed at 317 shows from 1959 to 1963. Unfortunately, the team was officially disbanded for financial reasons on February 7, 1964.
The plane on display here (#23649), was acquired by the members of Brockville #426 Wing of the R.C.A.F. Association. It was mounted here in 1968, in memory of all Allied airmen who lost their lives in the cause of freedom.
L'équipe de voltige Golden Hawks a été composée de 7 avions et a participée à de nombreaux spectacles aériens partout dans le Canada et les États-Unis. Les Golden Hawks ont exécuté à 317 performances de 1959 à 1963. Malheureusement, la patrouille a été officiellement dissous pour des raisons financières le 7 février 1964.
L'avion positionné sur l'étalage ici (#23649) a été acquis par les membres de l'Association Aile de l'ARC no426 de Brockville. Il a été monté ici en 1968 en mémoire de tous les aviateurs Alliés qui ont perdu leurs vies dans la cause de liberté.
Erected 2008 by City of Brockville, Heritage Brockville, Brockville Community Foundation, and Brockville RCAF Association
Location. 44° 35.183′ N, 75° 40.958′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario. Marker and jet are on Block House Island, near the west end of the pier. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brockville, Ontario K6V 4S9, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allied Airmen War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Women's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); James Smart Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (within shouting distance of this marker); Forsyth’s Raid 1813 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Brockville Pipes & Drums (about 150 meters away); William Buell’s 1816 Map of Brockville (about 150 meters away); Blockhouse Island (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Blockhouse Island (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
Also see . . .
1. Canadair Sabre 6 (Golden Hawk). (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Brockville Heritage Plaque Tour. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 50 years of celebrating New Brunswick's Golden Hawks (CBC News, 2017). (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Golden Hawks Revisited. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. North American F-86 Sabre. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.