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Thanks for posting that.

We lived in North Bay from 69 - 75. My dad was a Captain until retiring as a Major due to medical leave (cancer) and then we moved south. I remember little of it but i know i went out to the base with him on occasion (peaked inside a fighter once) and he did work in "the hole" (underground) once in a while as well. Can't help but wonder how much of that area he wandered and where was his office. Died in 79 unfortunately, so many of the questions i have will never be answered, but it is great to see the place now, if only the walls could talk....

Cheers.

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I was flying SWE with Al Lang as passenger when we took the windsock off the old barn at the original training site just down from the college and flew it out to the bomarc site...this was in early 1974...I finished up my training at the bomarc site in '74...and never seen it again until the reunion in 2002...I see they are having a 2 day get together at the new college site this march....I will be working and unable to make it....cheers!....pottsy

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Here are some real oldies...SCJ,MEU,ETQ,ICG,OQN,VTP,and as previously mentioned SWE...cheers...pottsy.

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SWE, IKR, LMN, MNO, SZZ, SZY Cant believe I remember all those regs from the 80's lol

Man, that takes me back. I flew all of them, as well as having taken the AME course. Who could forget living in Torbay Cottages.......

 

Matt Haasen

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I was flying SWE with Al Lang as passenger when we took the windsock off the old barn at the original training site just down from the college and flew it out to the bomarc site...this was in early 1974...I finished up my training at the bomarc site in '74...and never seen it again until the reunion in 2002...I see they are having a 2 day get together at the new college site this march....I will be working and unable to make it....cheers!....pottsy

Forgot to ask in my last post, what happened to Lang and Wayne Bolen? I knew Sully died while jogging a number of years back. I still have some college friends teaching Maintenance at new Campus. Never been there to see the new Campus...

 

Matt

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Not sure about Wayne. The last time I saw him was a few years ago flying a medium for Superior Helicopters.

 

Al is still around; he did a couple of contracts for us over the past few summers. If I'm not mistaken, he dropped us an email this spring, asking if we needed him for a tour or two. It was a slow summer, so we didn't take him up on it. Nothing but respect for guys like that...in his 70s and still loves to get in the seat; no questions asked and you'll never hear a peap from him (even if you stick him in a jet ranger which is a very tight squeeze for Al LOL)

 

By the way, if I am in my 70s and still in love with flying in this crazy industry...somebody please shoot me...LOL. Then again i guess i should hope i am half as healthy as Al when I am 70...

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By the way, if I am in my 70s and still in love with flying in this crazy industry...somebody please shoot me...LOL. Then again i guess i should hope i am half as healthy as Al when I am 70...

Thanks Freewheel. I had gotten out of the industry back in the 80's, but I do run in to a few "voices from the past'. Yeah, I think many of us hope to still have the urge and health to fly at a very ripe age. post-6378-0-96773700-1380201473_thumb.jpg

 

 

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I was at Canadore in '73. Are any of you from that year? I just happened to stumble upon this forum trying to find out what became of Al Lang and Wayne Bolen!

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