One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from the 2019 Canada Post CANADIANS IN FLIGHT Issue
2019 CANADIANS IN FLIGHT First Day Cover
Celebrate Canada’s rich aviation history with this Official First Day Cover honouring the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow. This stylish collectible, one in a set of five, is part of our Canadians in Flight issue.
A fighter-interceptor capable of flying at more than twice the speed of sound, the Arrow featured a state-of-the-art aerodynamic design, two powerful engines, a versatile and interchangeable weapons system and computerized pilot assistance. However, less than one year after a successful maiden flight, the Arrow program was cancelled in February, 1959.
The stamp is postmarked in Malton, Ontario, in honour of Malton Airport, where the first Arrow flew on March 25, 1958. This is a heritage postmark, as Malton is now part of Mississauga. The airport is now Lester B. Pearson International.
ISSUE DATE: March 27, 2019
STAMP DESIGNER: Ivan Novotny, Taylor | Sprules Corporation