Your 2014 memories
Not in the picture below also attending the ZLA Quarterly Retirees' luncheon were Dennis Mayer, Jim Buckles, Debbie Pascascio (not retired) and photographer, Harry Burke. All ex-ZLAers are invited to join us on the 3rd Tuesday of March, June, September and December at 11:30 for our fun get-togethers at Foxy's Landing, WJF Administration Bldg., 4555 West Avenue G., Lancaster, CA.
Bill Jennings, Dean Martin and Bruce Hickert.
North American F-82 Twin Mustang
Credits Jacque Burdette #3364
Everyone knows this one:
But how ‘bout this one?
The North American F-82 Twin Mustang
was the last American piston-engine fighter ordered into
production by the United States Air Force. Based on the P-51
Mustang, the F-82 was originally designed as a long-range escort
fighter in World War II; however, the war ended well before the
first production units were operational.
Hi, here are a few photos from the
past that may be of interest to the members.
FAA EXECUTIVE SCHOOL CLASS 58
FRONT ROW: Clyde De Hart, Hal Morrill, T. J. Johnson,
Don Estes, Don White, Larry Aurbach, Skip Wilson, Ed Rancourt,
History From Sylvia R. Meagher
On Tour of USS Yorktown
Al and Marlene Benson on the tour of Charleston, S.C. and the USS Yorktown. This picture was taken of us on the ship.
2014 Paul McAfee
90th Birthday Celebration
Taken during the celebration of my 90th birthday.
Pictured are myself and my wife Nora in front. My grandchildren
in the back row pictured from left to right are Jacob, Avi,
Jamie, Natanielle and Emma.
DTW/SOAP Annual Reunion
June 25th and 26th were the dates of the 10th Annual DTW/SOAP Reunion (the first 6 years were held in Orlando, Florida). Everyone enjoyed this Brighton, Michigan location, which will be the site of the 2015 location. Two days of war stories and lies pervaded the conference room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, concluding with a dinner the second evening. Following the dinner, Brian Newsom and Bob Ervin #3517 provided the group with great banjo and guitar music.
50th Anniversary of Leesburg (ZDC) ARTCC
Credit to Al Benson #2290
I received these pictures from Ken Peppard #3574. I believe it was said, there were a total of 365 people at the 50th anniversary. The picture of the group of 33 people that were at the center in 1963, was especially nice. It was nice seeing everyone , plus the tour of the center. Bob Desmond mentioned how nice the personnel in the center treated the people on tour. I would agree with Bob on that impression. I retired 30 years ago from the center and the change within the center was amazing. I also couldn’t believe the change in Leesburg itself. The traffic; wow.
Sue & Joe Haubenstein, Paul Petersen, Sam Mancari, Tom Pesnicak, John Dwyer, Dennis Callaghan, Al Benson (taken in the lobby ... Marlene can be seen in the background at the front desk)
Paul Petersen, Marlene & Al Benson
Paul Petersen, Al Benson, Ken Peppard
ZDC 50th Anniversary original 1963 Leesburg staffers
Dave and Nancy Johnson
Credits to Dave Johnson #3242
Time is really flying by. Hard to believe I have been retired 24 years. Life is good at the Rivah. Nancy and I have lived in Hartfield, VA on the beautiful Piankatank River since 1990. I've attached a recent picture taken at Nancy's 75th birthday dinner.
We enjoy boating, fishing, and I play “duffer” golf. Our three sons and families are doing very well. We have 8 grandchildren with 2 still in college, both of the students will start their third year in the fall, one at Clemson and the other UNC, Chapel Hill.
I am most fortunate and blessed with family and excellent health. Sad to say my Nancy has Alzheimer’s so we are coping as best we can.
We have been able to travel despite Nancy’s condition. Had a wonderful vacation on Marco Island, Florida and then went on a Caribbean cruise.
Also, manage to visit our sons who live in Charlotte, NC, Lake Forest, IL, and Fairfax. All three families will be at the Rivah for our annual 4th of July celebration. We have the best fireworks display off the end of my dock.
I really enjoy reading the Newsletter and receiving the Society emails. Keep up the good work.
Dave Johnson #3242, also known as David U.
Fred Kelly' 20th Mesquite, NV golf tournament
We all had a great time at Fred Kelly's 20th "Kelly's Survivors" golf tournament.- Fred is retiring now and Jim Burgan will assume the role of organizing the event. I know Jim will do well.
As for Freddy who has worked his butt off for twenty years to make this Mesquite NV tournament a success, we gave him a pretty good send off; honoring his effort with a trophy, a walking stick (he's getting old) and a U S open flag from Jim Burgan that was signed by all in attendance. This has been a great event over the years , bringing back together many friends and retirees such as Lynn Davis, Larry Fortier, Don Alford and many many more. Thanks Freddy; you did good.
Hanging with the Juice "O'Leary" (circa 2014)
Jim Burgan #3873
Walt, Bill and Rich, were young Controller at ORD in the early to mid 70s. All three were first-line supervisor (then known as Team Supervisors) at DTW, but at different times in our careers. On February 24th, we enjoyed a reunion lunch at Brio in Naples. We couldn't decide if it was an ORD or a DTW reunion so we called it a reunion of and for the aged.
Society of Airway Pioneers