After seeing the privately owned Sea Harrier wow the crowd during the latest instalment of the Toronto International Air Show, one has to wonder why there isn’t a fully restored CF 100 flying in Canada. With so many jet fighters restored and flying throughout North America and Europe, I think its time the venerable Avro CF-100 take to the skies. This of course will require a major restoration and a lot of money. But the infastructure, expertise and cash is all out there. Even the government could help. A little crazy I know, but after spending $20 million telling us how great the War of 1812 was, I’m sure they could throw a few loonies into the pot. Instead of a just a media buy, investing in a living, breathing, flying piece of Canadian history would be a no-brainer. And there’d be a few jobs to boot. As Canada’s only fighter design to see production, the CF-100 is a shining example of this countries ability to produce an all-weather fighter from scratch. It was a remarkable achievement and one that should be celebrated with a flying example. Indeed, Vintage Wings of Canada has an Orenda powered Sabre Mk 5 and the Jet Aircraft Museum in London, Ontario has six Lockheed T-33s. Operating a vintage jet fighters fighter has been proven. The question is, will the CF-100 be next?