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Updated 30 Aug 2012

Test Flights


Aircraft Flight Logs

Total Flying Time by Aircraft #

Aircraft Flight Summary by Aircraft #
Chronological Order - Flights of the Arrows
Flights of 25201 
Flights of 25202
Flights of 25203
Flights of 25204
Flights of 25205
Flights of 25206



Pilot Logs - Arrow Flights

Jan Zurakowski ("Zura") - (23 hrs 45 mins)
Wladyslaw Potocki ("Spud") - (34 hrs 35 mins)
Peter Cope - (5 hrs 25 mins)
F/Lt. Jack Woodman, R.C.A.F. - (6 hrs 45 mins)

(Click here to see the pilots biographies and Arrow flight logs)
Total Flying Time by Aircraft #
Aircraft # Flights Total Time
(Hrs:Mins)
25201 25 25:40
25202 22 23:40
25303 12 13:30
25204 6 7:00
25205 1 0:40
Totals 66 70:30

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Aircraft Flight Summary by Aircraft #
Aircraft # Number of Flights

Pilot

Total Time Airborne
(Hrs:Mins)
25201 9 Zurakowski 9:35
14 Potocki 13:50
2 Woodman 2:15
25202 11 Zurakowski 12:35
9 Potocki 9:05
1 Cope 1:05
1 Woodman 0:55
25203 1 Zurakowski 1:35
5 Potocki 5:10
3 Cope 3:10
3 Woodman 3:35
25204 3 Potocki 5:50
1 Cope 1:10
25205 1 Potocki 0:40
Totals 66 4 Pilots 70:30

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Chronological Order - Flights of the Arrows
Test Flt # Date A/C # Pilot Max Speed (Mach #) Flight Duration
(Hrs:Mins)
A/C Flt # Remarks
  1958            
1 Mar 25 25201 Zurakowski  - 0:35 1 First Arrow flight, Speeds to 250 kts and altitude to 11,000 ft
2 Apr 1 25201 Zurakowski  - 0:50 2 Nose wheel failed to retract, flight restricted to max of 250 knots. Altitude 30,000 ft for cockpit pressurization check
3 Apr 3 25201 Zurakowski 1.1 1:05 3 First time supersonic 
4 Apr 15 25201 Zurakowski  - 1:15 4 T.R.U. U/S no telemetry, no high speed tests
5 Apr 17 25201 Zurakowski  - 1:10 5 Undercarriage snag reported after "g" pull at 450 kts. Aborted high speed tests.
6 Apr 18 25201 Zurakowski 1.25 0:55 6  
7 Apr 18 25201 Zurakowski 1:52 0:40 7 Mach 1.52 at 49,000 ft. Height of 50,000 ft reached.
8 Apr 22 25201 Woodman 1.4 1:10 8 Familiarization
9 Apr 23 25201 Potocki 1.2 0:45 9 Familiarization
10 Jun 7 25201 Zurakowski -- 1:45 10 Damper troubles at take-off. Nose undercarriage door stuck down.
11 Jun 11 25201 Zurakowski 0.9 1:20 11 A/C damaged on landing. Port gear lengthening mechanism U/S
12 Aug 1 25202 Zurakowski  - 1:35 1 Initial flight, 30,000 ft
13 Aug 23 25202 Zurakowski 1.5 1:00 2 Damper checks
14 Aug 26 25202 Zurakowski 1.62 1:05 3  
15 Aug 26 25202 Zurakowski 1.7 1:00 4  
16 Aug 27 25202 Zurakowski 1.5 1:05 5 Ottawa telemetry check
17 Aug 28 25202 Potocki 1.7 1:05 6 Damper handling
18 Aug 28 25202 Zurakowski 1.72 1:20 7 Ottawa telemetry check
19 Sept 14 25202 Zurakowski - 1:05 8 Damper handling. Telemetry U/S
20 Sept 14 25202 Zurakowski 1.86 1:10 9 Damper checking. Mach 1.86 at 50,000 ft. Highest speed flown by Zurakowski
21 Sept 16 25202 Zurakowski 1.2 1:10 10 2.2 "g". Damper check. Dutch roll investigation.
22 Sept 22 25203 Zurakowski 1.2 1:35 1 Initial flight
23 Sept 26 25202 Zurakowski - 1.05 11 Pitch damper check
24 Sept 26 25202 Zurakowski 1.55 1:00 12  
25 Sept 28 25202 Woodman 1.7 0:55 13 Mach 1.7 at 50,000 ft. RCAF handling
26 Sept 28 25202 Potocki 1.55 0:45 14 Mach 1.55, 3 "g". 1.3 at 36,000 ft. Pitch oscillation +/- 3 "g"
27 Oct 1 25203 Potocki 1.7 0:45 2 Snag clearance
28 Oct 3 25202 Potocki - 1:25 15 Pitch oscillation investigation
29 Oct 3 25202 Cope 1.5 1:05 16 Familiarization
30 Oct 5 25201 Potocki  - 1:20 12 Acceptance test from production shop after repairs
31 Oct 5 25202 Potocki 1.45 0:50 17 All dampers up to Mach 1.45, 500 kts at 9,000 ft. Undercarriage doors open. Stick tape with yaw damper
32 Oct 6 25203 Cope 1.7 1:00 3 Performance 1A tailcones up to Mach 1.7 at 50,000 ft
33 Oct 6 25203 Potocki  - 1:10 4 Fuel consumption and level speed checks at 35,000 ft
34 Oct 17 25203 Woodman  - 1:05 5 Starboard side undercarriage door trouble. Low speed P.E.s with F86
35 Oct 18 25203 Potocki  - 1:10 6 Level speeds and fuel consumption. Supersonic on climb
36 Oct 19 25203 Woodman 0.95 1:15 7 Partial P.E.s, aborted high speed checks due to red light at Mach 0.95
37 Oct 27 25204 Potocki - 1:10 1 Initial flight gear down. Max of 250 kts.
38 Oct 27 25202 Potocki 1.5 1:05 18 Max speed 500 kts IAS at 7,500 ft on pivot door check. Mach 1.5 at 42,000 ft on damper checks. P/D not acceptable.
39 Oct 29 25202 Potocki 1.7 0:45 19 Flutter check
40 Oct 29 25202 Potocki 1.8 0:45 20 Flutter check
41 Oct 31 25203 Cope 1.8 1:00 8 Utility hydraulic failure. Gear down flight
42 Nov 7 25203 Cope  - 1:10 9 Fuel consumption at 35,000 ft and single engine checks. Air conditioning failure - refrigerated. Subsonic.
43 Nov 8 25202 Potocki  - 1:10 21 Assessment of modified elevator. Parallel servo and feel trim not satisfactory
44 Nov 11 25202 Potocki 1.96 1:15 22 510 kts ASI 7,500 ft. Max speed of Mach 1.95 - 1.96 obtained from 50,000 ft. Highest speed flown in program - Potocki. Brake seizure on landing. A/C damaged. Starboard gear broken off.
45 Nov 22 25204 Potocki  - 1:05 2 Check flight
46 Nov 30 25204 Potocki 1.7 1:10 3 Continuation of snag clearance to Mach 1.2
47 Dec 11 25201 Potocki  - 1:10 13 Gear down main door up check flight. Modified elevator controls.
48 Dec 15 25201 Potocki  - 1:25 14 Damper checks restricted due to gear unsafe indication
49 Dec 20 25201 Potocki  - 1:25 15 Damper checks. Speed restricted due to starboard gear not showing positive uplock. Pitch damper landing OK
50 Dec 21 25201 Potocki  - 0:45 16 As per flight 15
  1959            
51 Jan 5 25201 Potocki 1:00 17 Damper system check. 20,000 ft
52 Jan 5 25201 Potocki  - 0:45 18 Extension ASI to 650 kts at 17,000 ft
53 Jan 11 25205 Potocki  - 0:40 1 Initial flight gear down
54 Jan 17 25201 Potocki  - 1:00 19 Damper system checks and elevator hinge movement
55 Jan 20 25203 Potocki 1.7 0:55 10 Check flight to Mach 1.7 with modified elevator system. Aircraft turbine seized.
56 Jan 24 25201 Woodman  - 1:05 20 RCAF damper system check. Low level only due to weather
57 Jan 27 25201 Potocki  - 1:00 21 General damper handling
58 Jan 31 25201 Potocki  - 0:45 22 Extension of flight envelope
59 Jan 31 25201 Potocki  - 0:40 23 Extension of flight envelope
60 Feb 1 25203 Woodman  - 1:15 11 RCAF damper check
61 Feb 2 25204 Cope 1:10 4 Check flight diverted to Trenton
62 Feb 3 25204 Potocki 1:15 5 Gear down flight back to Malton
63 Feb 7 25204 Potocki 1.5 1:10 6 Clearance flight limited to Mach 1.5 by pedal judder
64 Feb 7 25201 Potocki  - 1:00 24 Climb stick tape. Roll and slideslip investigation up to Mach 1.3
65 Feb 18 25203 Potocki  - 1:10 12 Damper optimization. D.E. Darrah carried as an observer.
66 Feb 19 25201 Potocki 1.7 0:50 25 Stick tape and roll rates up to Mach 1.7
Last flight of the Arrows.

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Flights of 25201 - 25 flights, 25 hrs 40 mins
A/C Flt # Test Flt # Date Pilot Max Speed (Mach #) Time of Flight Duration
(Hrs:Mins)

Remarks

T.O. L.
    1958            
1 1 Mar 25 Zurakowski - 0950 1025 0:35 First Arrow flight, Speeds to 250 kts and altitude to 11,000 ft
2 2 Apr 1 Zurakowski  - 1815 1905 0:50 Nose wheel failed to retract, flight restricted to max of 250 knots. Altitude 30,000 ft for cockpit pressurization check
3 3 Apr 3 Zurakowski 1.1 1000 1105 1:05 First time supersonic
4 4 Apr 15 Zurakowski  - 1515 1630 1:15 T.R.U. U/S no telemetry, no high speed tests
5 5 Apr 17 Zurakowski  - 1125 1235 1:10 Undercarriage snag reported after "g" pull at 450 kts. Aborted high speed tests.
6 6 Apr 18 Zurakowski 1.25 1335 1430 0:55  -
7 7 Apr 18 Zurakowski 1:52 1640 1720 0:40 Mach 1.52 at 49,000 ft. Height of 50,000 ft reached.
8 8 Apr 22 Woodman 1.4 1630 1740 1:10 Familiarization
9 9 Apr 23 Potocki 1.2 1510 1555 0:45 Familiarization
10 10 Jun 7 Zurakowski  - 1430 1615 1:45 Damper troubles at take-off. Nose undercarriage door stuck down.
11 11 Jun 11 Zurakowski 0.9 1410 1530 1:20 A/C damaged on landing. Port gear lengthening mechanism U/S
12 30 Oct 5 Potocki  - 1035 1155 1:20 Acceptance test from production shop after repairs
13 47 Dec 11 Potocki  - 1000 1110 1:10 Gear down main door up check flight. Modified elevator controls.
14 48 Dec 15 Potocki  - 1440 1605 1:25 Damper checks restricted due to gear unsafe indication
15 49 Dec 20 Potocki  - 1045 1210 1:25 Damper checks. Speed restricted due to starboard gear not showing positive uplock. Pitch damper landing OK
16 50 Dec 21 Potocki  - 1235 1320 0:45 As per flight 15
    1959            
17 51 Jan 5 Potocki  - 1125 1225 1:00 Damper system check. 20,000 ft
18 52 Jan 5 Potocki  - 1600 1645 0:45 Extension ASI to 650 kts at 17,000 ft
19 54 Jan 17 Potocki  - 1100 1200 1:00 Damper system checks and elevator hinge movement
20 56 Jan 24 Woodman  - 1130 1235 1:05 RCAF damper system check. Low level only due to weather
21 57 Jan 27 Potocki  - 1615 1715 1:00 General damper handling
22 58 Jan 31 Potocki  - 1345 1430 0:45 Extension of flight envelope
23 59 Jan 31 Potocki 1655 1735 0:40 Extension of flight envelope
24 64 Feb 7 Potocki  - 1555 1655 1:00 Climb stick tape. Roll and slideslip investigation up to Mach 1.3
25 66 Feb 19 Potocki 1.7 1335 1425 0:50 Stick tape and roll rates up to Mach 1.7. 
Last flight of the Arrows.

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Flights of 25202 - 22 flights, 23 hrs 40 mins
A/C Flt # Test Flt # Date Pilot Max Speed (Mach #) Time of Flight Duration
(Hrs:Mins)

Remarks

T.O. L.
    1958            
 1 12 Aug 1 Zurakowski - 1445 1620 1:35 Initial flight, 30,000 ft
2 13 Aug 23 Zurakowski 1.5 1735 1835 1:00 Damper checks
3 14 Aug 26 Zurakowski 1.62 1105 1210 1:05 -
4 15 Aug 26 Zurakowski 1.7 1530 1630 1:00 -
5 16 Aug 27 Zurakowski 1.5 1620 1725 1:05 Ottawa telemetry check
6 17 Aug 28 Potocki 1.7 1045 1150 1:05 Damper handling
7 18 Aug 28 Zurakowski 1.72 1550 1710 1:20 Ottawa telemetry check
8 19 Sept 14 Zurakowski - 1040 1145 1:05 Damper handling. Telemetry U/S
9 20 Sept 14 Zurakowski 1.86 1635 1745 1:10 Damper checking. Mach 1.86 at 50,000 ft. Highest speed flown by Zurakowski
10 21 Sept 16 Zurakowski 1.2 1505 1615 1:10 2.2 "g". Damper check. Dutch roll investigation.
11 23 Sept 26 Zurakowski - 1150 1255 1.05 Pitch damper check
12 24 Sept 26 Zurakowski 1.55 1810 1910 1:00 -
13 25 Sept 28 Woodman 1.7 1045 1140 0:55 Mach 1.7 at 50,000 ft. RCAF handling
14 26 Sept 28 Potocki 1.55 1650 1735 0:45 Mach 1.55, 3 "g". 1.3 at 36,000 ft. Pitch oscillation +/- 3 "g"
15 28 Oct 3 Potocki - 1155 1320 1:25 Pitch oscillation investigation
16 29 Oct 3 Cope 1.5 1615 1720 1:05 Familiarization
17 31 Oct 5 Potocki 1.45 1650 1750 0:50 All dampers up to Mach 1.45, 500 kts at 9,000 ft. Undercarriage doors open. Stick tape with yaw damper
18 38 Oct 27 Potocki 1.5 1545 1650 1:05 Max speed 500 kts IAS at 7,500 ft on pivot door check. Mach 1.5 at 42,000 ft on damper checks. P/D not acceptable.
19 39 Oct 29 Potocki 1.7 1005 1050 0:45 Flutter check
20 40 Oct 29 Potocki 1.8 1555 1640 0:45 Flutter check
21 43 Nov 8 Potocki - 1530 1640 1:10 Assessment of modified elevator. Parallel servo and feel trim not satisfactory
22 44 Nov 11 Potocki 1.96 0945 1100 1:15 510 kts ASI 7,500 ft. Max speed of Mach 1.95 - 1.96 obtained from 50,000 ft. Highest speed flown in program - Potocki. Brake seizure on landing. A/C damaged. Starboard gear broken off.

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Flights of 25203 - 12 flights, 13 hrs 30 mins
A/C Flt # Test Flt # Date Pilot Max Speed (Mach #) Time of Flight Duration
(Hrs:Mins)

Remarks

T.O. L.
    1958            
1 22 Sept 22 Zurakowski 1.2 1340 1515 1:35 Initial flight
2 27 Oct 1 Potocki 1.7 1350 1435 0:45 Snag clearance
3 32 Oct 6 Cope 1.7 1040 1140 1:00 Performance 1A tailcones up to Mach 1.7 at 50,000 ft
4 33 Oct 6 Potocki - 1730 1840 1:10 Fuel consumption and level speed checks at 35,000 ft
5 34 Oct 17 Woodman - 1150 1255 1:05 Starboard side undercarriage door trouble. Low speed P.E.s with F86
6 35 Oct 18 Potocki - 1050 1200 1:10 Level speeds and fuel consumption. Supersonic on climb
7 36 Oct 19 Woodman 0.95 1555 1710 1:15 Partial P.E.s, aborted high speed checks due to red light at Mach 0.95
8 41 Oct 31 Cope 1.8 1210 1310 1:00 Utility hydraulic failure. Gear down flight
9 42 Nov 7 Cope - 1025 1135 1:10 Fuel consumption at 35,000 ft and single engine checks. Air conditioning failure - refrigerated. Subsonic.
    1959            
10 55 Jan 20 Potocki 1.7 1225 1320 0:55 Check flight to Mach 1.7 with modified elevator system. Aircraft turbine seized.
11 60 Feb 1 Woodman - 1055 1210 1:15 RCAF damper check
12 65 Feb 18 Potocki - 1015 1125 1:10 Damper optimization. D.E. Darrah carried as an observer.

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Flights of 25204 - 6 flights, 7 hrs 0 mins
A/C Flt # Test Flt # Date Pilot Max Speed (Mach #) Time of Flight Duration
(Hrs:Mins)

Remarks

T.O. L.
    1958            
1 37 Oct 27 Potocki - 1220 1330 1:10 Initial flight gear down. Max of 250 kts.
2 45 Nov 22 Potocki - 1505 1610 1:05 Check flight
3 46 Nov 30 Potocki 1.7 1225 1335 1:10 Continuation of snag clearance to Mach 1.2
    1959            
4 61 Feb 2 Cope - 1200 1310 1:10 Check flight diverted to Trenton
5 62 Feb 3 Potocki - 1150 1305 1:15 Gear down flight back to Malton
6 63 Feb 7 Potocki 1.5 1105 1215 1:10 Clearance flight limited to Mach 1.5 by pedal judder


Flights of 25205 - 1 flight, 0 hrs 40 mins
A/C Flt # Test Flt # Date Pilot Max Speed (Mach #) Time of Flight Duration
(Hrs:Mins)

Remarks

T.O. L.
    1959            
1 53 Jan 11 Potocki - 1545 1625 0:40 Initial flight gear down


Flights of 25206 - No flights, 0 hrs 0 mins


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