Italeri CF-104 "711", 1:32
CF-104-711 was assigned to 417 Operational Training Squadron at Cold Lake, AB when Laurence Sianchuk started training on the 104 in 1976. With the phase out of CF-104 training in Canada, a plan emerged to fly eleven still serviceable aircraft across the ‘pond’ to Europe. Accordingly, on an overcast July 2nd morning in 1983, eleven Starfighters started up for the last time in Cold Lake. On July 7th, with aircraft 711 in the lead, they appeared out of the Rhine Valley mist for the first – and last - 417 Squadron Starfighter flypast at Baden Soellingen.