The Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society (FARS) is a non-profit organization that is passionate about preserving history. FARS took on the incredible feat of restoring the Canso, a Canadian built aircraft of World War II,and they successfully brought it back to life for the community to appreciate and enjoy. Their mission is to include all ages in the rich history that the Canso encompasses and to showcase a glimpse in time that should never be forgotten.
Demonstrations in the sky are now available to watch, which are guaranteed to invoke curiosity into the historical past that the Canso represents. Viewers on the ground can watch in awe as the big, red machine moves gracefully through the air and they can imagine what it must feel like to be at the controls. FARS has allowed history to come alive again and they are motivated to educate school aged children, adults and community members about Canada’s past in aviation.
Exhibits with other local pilots and airplane enthusiasts happen throughout the year at local airshows and provide an opportunity for everyone to take in and explore the stunning, historical aircrafts. FARS is always looking for new members who want to join them in the restoration processes and who have an interest in sharing knowledge about aircraft history. FARS is for those who want to connect the past with the present and make a difference in the way history is portrayed. It’s never too late to learn with FARS!