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.
****** From the desk of Dennis Erickson: History has been made at Fawn Meadows RV Resort Delburne AB.
First annual Pacific Western Airlines YXD ramp reunion has been held and was very successful with many great airplane stories of properly loading an airplane on time.
We wish to say thanks to our many generous contributors, supporters and readers.
We are also on Facebook This very dynamic group has many involved and interactive members.
I was given your contact information and was told you might have contact info for a lot of dads old PWA friends.
The menu will consist of burgers (chicken, beef or veggie), corn on the cob, fries, potato salad accompanied by pop, coffee or bottle water. If paying by cheque, please forward to: Gale Brisseau 416 Seashell Drive Delta, BC V4L2L4 OR via e-transfer to ..In the early 70's, the airline service into Canada's north was booming.Communities such as Inuvik, Yellowknife, Norman Wells, Resolute, Cambridge Bay, Uranium City and others saw strong growth.There will be signs to direct you to the area we have reserved for our event as well as where to park. We have covered seating for 200 but as the numbers are increasing you might consider bringing along a chair if you can. Things are coming together, still searching for the missing PWA banner, but it should be a wonderful day to remember working for the best little airline, EVER.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).I know its short notice but anything you could do to help would be greatly appreciated, If you have any questions you can reach me on my Cell at 604-250-5513, Sincerely Mark Neidig.Email [email protected]******Please RSVP to Mark if you can attend.In terms of tonnage, it was probably the biggest ramp operation in the system.Add into that the 20 daily Airbus flights and regular domestic schedule, this crew was some of the hardest working guys in the system.The organizers are pleased to advise we have reached 100 confirmed attendees.Regarding the picture of a DC7 in front of a Swissair DC8 on an european airport and why it might have been there, I can contribute the following: In July of 1964 I flew on a Pacific Western DC7c from Frankfurt to Toronto via Shannon and Gander and returned to Frankfurt in August of 1964 on a DC6B.