The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum was fortunate enough to receive a Harvard Mk II from the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa, on a ten year loan. While on loan to the Museum, the Harvard is to be cleaned up and restored for static display.
The Harvard arrived at ACAM in the summer of 1996, courtesy of Owen Davis Trucking in Lower Sackville. The aircraft was in fair shape, however much restoration work has been done and still more is required.
A small team of members began restoration at once, beginning with the cockpit and it’s vast greenhouse canopy and proceeding on to the engine.
Work proceeded on the old bird under the leadership of the late Doug Ordinal. With Doug’s passing in the summer of 2000, the role of crew chief was turned over to Bill Leeming. By Feb 2001, the fuselage was ready for painting and Operation “Harvard” was carried out.