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Victor HattonVictor John "Shorty" Hatton - was the Chief Experimental and Test Flight Inspector on the CF-100 (the Canuck) and the Chief Experimental Inspector on the CF-105 (the Arrow). Possibly involved with the VZ-9 AvroCar -- . The Avro work he did was just the tip of the iceberg. He was in Ypres, survived a tailspin plane crash in an Avro 504K (his learning years), helped create and work the first Air Mail service in Canada, was a bush pilot, was one of the first few to learn to fly with instruments, a teacher, a test pilot (the latter two after he was declined a position with Trans-Canada Airways, Air Canada now, because the interviewer, an American that ended up in a fatal air crash a few months later, was constantly poking him during the flight and at the end of the interview, said he was too slow). [information supplied by Granddaughter]