Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

Deedee Lannon sent us this correction for the photo in NetLetter nr 1356 -

The picture in the article about Williamson retiring shows Ed Griff as District Manager Gander. His name was Ed Goff.

Best regards Deedee Lannon

Bernie McCormack has sent us another of his memories - Called "My Longest 24 Hours".

Hi Chaps,

I have been holding back about four or five of my best and most interesting flying experiences for the possibility that I will write a book of anecdotes and stories. Click Here for the story in PDF format.


Frank Adler sends us this comment regarding the Tampa photos in NetLetter nr 1357 -

It probably should be more clearly highlighted that these pictures are from 2004, as noted in the tiny print on one of the photos. Although I transferred out of TPA RES in 2000, I remember well every face and name (but one) in the two pictures from TPARR and TPATRAC, many of whom, like me, have since moved on to 'rewirement'!

Greetings to all! -Frank Adler (1987-2015, Retired)

When Doug Davidson saw the Loganair timetable in NetLetter nr 1357, he decided to share this memory -

Loganair timetable, oh my! Willie Logan owned a large construction company that built, amongst other things, the Tay Road Bridge when I were a lad. He started the airline.

Ironically, he was killed in the crash of a Piper Aztec (not Loganair) not too long after he started the airline. It has gone through a few different owners since then but has managed to survive.

Happy New Year to y'all, Doug Davidson

From Guy Goodman

The Christmas stories brought back a memory of my own, related to a Christmas time DC-8 mercy flight carrying famine relief supplies to Addis Ababa (ADD) in the mid 1980's. Captain Dave Walker had given up his holiday time to operate the flight.

He was in charge when the flight left on Christmas Eve, fully equipped with Take Off Weight Limitation charts for the return from ADD. On the way to the refueling stop at LHR, he realized that the Landing Distance tables in the Aircraft Operating Manual (AOM) didn't go to a high enough altitude (ADD is over 7,600 ft, much higher than any other airport we catered to) so I was summoned to the office to prepare them from the Douglas documentation.

It didn't take long and the results were teletypes to be at LHR Flight Dispatch before the flight got there to refuel and head off to ADD - and with only a short delay to the start of my Christmas festivities. Happy days.

And a Happy New Year to all of you dedicated folks.

Guy Goodman.