Janusz Zurakowski, aviator (born 12 September 1914 in Ryzawka, Russia ; died 9 February 2004 in Barry's Bay, ON). Raised in Poland, he joined the Polish Air Force in 1937, escaped to England and took part in the Battle of Britain. In 1945 he tested Britain's first jet fighter. In Toronto, he became Avro Aircraft's chief development pilot in 1952. Zurakowski broke the sound barrier in an Avro CF-100 - the first Canadian aircraft to reach that speed - and made the first flight of the Avro Arrow (CF-105), an advanced supersonic jet, exceeding 1600 km/h on the seventh flight. After the Avro Arrow program was cancelled, he retired from the aviation industry and established a vacation resort near Barry's Bay, Ontario. Zurakowski was awarded the McKee Trophy in 1958 and was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame in 1973. In 1996 his face appeared on a $20 commemorative coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Janusz Zurakowski". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 12 September 2017, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/janusz-zurakowski. Accessed 20 May 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Marsh, J., Janusz Zurakowski (2017). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/janusz-zurakowski
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H., "Janusz Zurakowski". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published May 26, 2008; last modified September 12, 2017. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/janusz-zurakowski
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- James H. Marsh, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Janusz Zurakowski", last modified September 12, 2017, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/janusz-zurakowski
|Article by||James H. Marsh|
|Published Online||May 26, 2008|
|Last Edited||July 24, 2015|