Don Mc Kenzie and his 12-piece Brass Band provided great dance music....these were great parties; attracting 350/400 employees and spouses (all dressed to the "nines") From then on; all parties were booked at this great location. From Ann Bidlock and authored by Michael Bidlock, we have this amazing video of Ann's retirement party. ********************************* Wondering if you may be able to help me.
My daughters (Joanne 15) and (Kathy 13) were the "coat-check" girls one year at the Christmas Party......putting out a "cup".....made a mint; "Let's do it again Dad" !! CF-PWE, a 55 seat C-46 was fueled up by ESSO (for free).... He was born on Great Bear Lake and raised by nuns after his mother died of TB. Best regards Captain Terry Reece ( Interior, Alaska International, Mark Air) ---------------------------------------------- P. My father was a pilot for Pacific Western in 1959 flying a DHC-Beaver between the logging camps of British Columbia and Seattle.
Reminder on the Reunion Picnic in the Park - Sunday, August 12 from PM to PM - Hazelmere RV Park 18843 8th Avenue Surrey, BC If you have not received an Evite that looks similar to this image, please send an email with your preferred address to Gale Brisseau (amended address).
The flights were chartered by AFS (American Field Service), an international student exchange organization headquartered in New York, to transport exchange students between the US and Europe.
It was a memorable experience for me and although I did not follow an aviation career I have been a private pilot for 45 years and have owned aircraft ever since then. Sutter Granbury, Texas From the Desk of Gale Brisseau.
We will need to get an idea of numbers but i am thinking If we get 100 people the cost will be pp.
I took the pictures below yesterday of the venue so you can get an idea. AT THE MUSEUM WITH TWO FOSSILS - PWA Herc Reunion 2011 745 appeared so small as we climbed the maintenance stairs up her starboard side She seemed hardly much larger than the F 86, sitting in the old XD hanger inside Wayne and I squeezed into the 737 cockpit, careful not to bang our heads I used to think it was bigger than this, I agreed with what he said Wayne is in the left seat, Im in the right Hung over from drinking Captains Rum with Wylee and PJ all night Wondering if thats why we felt so at home Remembering launching in this rocket ship from this ancient aerodrome Remembering all the great guys we flew with who were gone Amazed at what we got away with for so long Knowing if we could just start it, we could fly it all right If only we hadnt partied like Herc Rats at the XDI last night Of course thats why we came here, to relive the Herc Hard to imagine all that fun with a C130 was our work Or that this swept wing jet airplane was another that we flew Honoured to be, two of the few To have flown in the High Arctic where Franklin was lost The historic search that continued for years, no matter the cost We had won over the frigid weather, searching for oil A hundred and thirty years later in relative comfort, compared to their toil Low and over where men had watched their sailing ships crushed In a Hercules, transversing the same frozen Northwest Passage we rushed Drilling for black gold to quench our ships thirst So detached from the brave men who staggered through first To me we were some of the boldest men of our time Adventurers in the High Arctic, like sailors, but flying Perhaps it was hard to be humble when youve seen the world at the top Pulled throughout the Canadian Arctic islands by those huge Hercules props Departing 745 Wayne and I went back into the museum, which we are now a part of No longer doing that job we most loved Glad to be here alive to relive it again Admittedly embarrassed at the times when we had complained Capt. Dennis Currie (retired) 745 C-GIPW (retired) An article from the Vancouver Sun. Harrowar) Wanted Loving Home for a Boeing 737 Cockpit and Flight Simulator Memories of the P W A Social Club in Edmonton (YXD) Throughout the 1960's, 70's and 80's; we had a very active and involved Social Club at YXD.