Credits to OD and Ruby Ross #3541
We had a small FAA
gathering in Carlsbad, CA on November 1, 2013. No particular
reason, just a gathering of old FAA Western Region friends.
It was great seeing everyone and “catching” up. Our
gathering consisted of retired Air Traffic, Airway
Facilities, Flight Standards, Logistics, Accounting and
Budget. Over the years Ruby prides herself in the fact that
she worked in Air Traffic, Airway Facilities, Airports and
Seated L-R is Linda Murray and Ruby
Ross. Standing L-R is Joann Harvey, Eileen Partridge, Don
Roberts, Doris Roberts and Bill Henshaw.
Dave Ross and Aleta Lee
Ruby Ross, Doris Roberts and Eileen Roberts.
Bill Henshaw and Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts, Ruby Ross, Linda Murray and Betty Nolan
Nina Nance and Betty Nolan
Eileen Partridge and Joann Harvey
Ray and Judy Silvestri
Don Roberts and Aleta Lee
Aleta Lee and Linda Murray
HONOR FLIGHT OCT 18-20 SAN-BWI
Credits to Jim Brown #3220
Tim Cunningham #3807, Jim and Dorren Brown #3220 , Carol
Doreen and Carol at the monument to the nurses in war.
Doreen and Carol are both retired nurses here in SD, they
were the only women veterans on the flight.
Then we are with the ten foot tall Air Force statues.
The US Airways decorated plane for the flight home
Carol and Tim Cunningham
Jim and Doreen Brown
The terminal at Lindbergh Field, packed with service
personnel, girl scouts, boy scouts, school children and many
adults there to welcome us.
Special Greeter, the “Swinging Friar” from the SD Padres.
In addition to the memorials shown, we visited he Marine
monument, the AF monument, Viet Nam and Korea monuments,
Arlington cemetery and the DC Naval Yard Museum
ZDC 50th Anniversary, credits
to Al Benson #2290 and Ken
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. Al
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
Paul Petersen, Marlene & Al Benson
Paul Petersen, Al Benson, Ken Peppard
ZDC 50th Anniversary original 1963 Leesburg staffers
Coast TRACON and Others
Credits to James Holtsclaw #2738
Coast TRACON and Others Reunion.
Las Vegas, Nevada, September 20th and 21st. Hosted by Jim
Burgan #3873, with Photo Credits to Valerie Burgan. Thanks
Jim and Valerie for your professional and successful
efforts. Dinner the first night was at The Bootlegger
Bistro. The following day everyone enjoyed lunch at the
Southpointe Hotel, Casino and Spa. A great time was had by
These are the attendees of
the conference: Mr/Mrs Jim 'Red' Turner, Mr/Mrs Ralph
Odenwald, Mr Larry Suppan, Mr/Mrs Ron Krebs, Mr. Raphel 'MX'
Duran, Mr/Mrs Mike Desrosiers, Mr Ted Bernez, Mr Charlie
Register, Mr/Mrs Jim Nyhus,Mr Tony Rivas, Mr Jim Miller,
Mr/Mrs Irv Vodovoz, Mr/Mrs Kelly Polen, Mrs Bev Panter, Mrs
Linda Miller,Mr/Mrs Jim Burgan, Mr John McCartney, Mr Jim
Mr/Mrs Maryann Picchi
Jim Burgan, Rafael "MX" Duran
Jim Holtsclaw, Larry Suppan, Jim (Red) Turner, Ralph
FAA Golf Tourney in May 2013
Credits to Linda Murray #3825
Western Region Gang - Taken at Eileen Partridges' House May
2013 after the FAA Golf Tourney in Mesquite, NV
From Left to Right: Don & Doris
Roberts - Lake Forest, CA
June & Ken Krohn - Boulder
Eileen Partridge (Jim) - Las Vegas, NV
Murray (William) - Las Vegas, NV
Bev Panter (Jim) - Las
Back Row:Gerry & Jim Turner - Boulder City, NV
Front Row: Jackie & Frank Jones, Sun City, AZ
2013 DTW/SOAP Reunion 6/25 and
This was our third annual reunion in Michigan and was
attended by 25 DTW and Society members. Two
days of war stories and lies,
enjoying archived DTW
pictures, reviewing FAA orders and work schedules from years
ago, and remembering old addresses where some of the
attendees actually still live reside!
The event was capped off by a dinner on the last
evening. A personal friend, Bill Bertakis, from Intel Bill
Photography gratiously provided everyone with individual
photos and a group picture. As the photos reveal, everyone
enjoyed the event and we look forward to additional
DTW/Society members joining us
Don and Virginia Muncy (Flowers flown in from Hawaii, their
gift to the reunion group)
Archived Material from DTW
A combined 2,162,429 years of seniority
Artiste's extrordinares Bob Ervin and Brian Newsom
Richard Wallerstedt, Bob Ervin, Doug Lott, Hank Andersen
(Standing) Roy Dal Lago, Tom Jones
Ron Spiker, Ron Tuck
Don Moore, Jim Holtsclaw, Richard Wallerstedt
Barbara and Mel White
Click to see full size Picture :
The entire group
Kansas City Retiree's July 5,
Credits to Ted Beckloff #3558
The Kansas City FAA
Retirees met on 7-5-2013. While the holiday
found a lot
of people out of town or at the lake, we still had a nice
gathering and did some remembering of the old days.
FAA AWP Retirees Luncheon,
Photos by Rob
Strong, credits to Warren Lichtenberg #3161
Geri Oda, Alice Kimura, Larry Centeno, Ruben Cabalbag, Barry
Unknown, Dick Fossier, Pam Fossier, Geoff Palenik, Dick
Wittry, Jack Kenton
Nick Boyiazis, Don Lingren, Joan Lingren, Charla Martinez,
Mickey Martinez, Unknown, Barry Simmons
Mal Coghlan, Greg Bachmann, Diana Bachmann, Sheree Geil,
Rory Geil, Unknown
Felipe, Rawil Ismagil, Alan Chew, Susan Chew, Christine
Wayne Lynch, Ron Fandick, Fred Wild, Rowena Ake, Donna
Nielsen, Dick Nielsen, Eileen Rivera
Herman Bliss, Lloyd Golden, Jim Holweger, Robin Rush, John
Clancy, Bill Henshaw, Rob Strong
New Orleans Lakefront Airport
My Grand Son and I
visited the place of one of my favorite CAA assignments.
Jim Davis #3622
with Widgeon in hanger at Hammond, LA
will be restored. During Katrina it floated to the ceiling
of the hanger at KNEW, the engines were undamaged. I
remember this airplane and one of it's pilots from my time
at New Orleans 1958 through 1961.
My old stomping ground (KNEW); I
learned to fly here.
The New Orleans ARTCC (ZNO)
was behind the windows on the right. We watched "ECHO" orbit
from the control tower.
Ceiling in terminal at KNEW -- Art
Deco by the WPA
Was damaged during Katrina and is
being restored, notice the covered Art Deco mural in the
lower left. The entrance to the International Flight Service
Station is through the double doors at the center (New
Orleans Radio -- IFSS). The two doors on the right are
entrances to the New Orleans Air Route Traffic Control
Center (ZNO). Both facilities were closesd a long time ago.
Below the Chandelier is an Art Deco Compass Rose inlaid in
the floor a masterpiece not shown.
In 1958 I watched a few minutes of
Johnny Unitas and Y.A. Tittle's famous "Duel in the Snow"
from a booth just inside this window.
Controllers regularly swiped a bottle of booze from "Nick's
he knew we were going to do it on special
occasions, it was a game we always won.
Same booth in
1960, same seafood gumbo with Pilot and Passenger booth
behind me -- all were irate. Moisants (MSY) radar failure
forced the LF Radio Range approach into KNEW, one every ten
minutes, they chartered a Piper Apache from Chicago to see
the Sugar Bowl. They watched the last five minutes on TV
with Nick, they were held at Midlake VHF Intersection for
most of the game. All said bad things about me , I didn't
identify myself, Nick also owned the nearby Walnut
Room -- all now being restored.
WPA Art Deco Statues at KNEW Terminal
(1935-1936) Damage was from Katrina.
now living in Virginia, dated the young lady that posed for
this nude. He owned Panair Corporation and flew seaplanes
including the Widgeon shown above.
Ones's Salad Days worth remembering? I think so!
SEA-T Old Timers Spring Lunch
Photo's by Art Vail
to Jerry Johnson #3582
Here is a photo I took of
Frank (Honus) Jones in Mesquite, NV and an FAA golf
tournament put on by Fred Kelly. They tell me Frank is 80
years old, and he still has a hand shake that could take you
to your knees.
Credits to Forney Lundy #2683
April was a bad month for the
Seattle Center retired controllers. Stan LaRue #3775, Bill
?Gowers #2912, and John Wasner (non-member) all passed away
(see Last Flights listing). Here are several pictures taken
of these gentlemen and others over the past few years.
Credits to Jerry Aldridge #3719
Jo Jack Jeanerette, Bill Jordau, Sam Gowers, ?, Jerry
Perkins, Stan LaRue
"Sam" Gowers, Stan LaRue, Melanie Jordau, Stans daughter and
President of Aviation Liason Service at Paine Field
Aldridge, Stan LaRue and Bill "Sam" Gowers
Miller, Ron Cross, Melanie Jordau, John Wasmer, Stan LaRue
Stan LaRue, Jerry Aldridge. WW Smith and Lance Miller in
Kastien former Air Traffic Controller and retired Northwest
Airline Captain, getting Stan LaRue ready for a flight.
Taken at the AF/SM Retired Managers Get-Together 5/5 to
5/12/1992. The photos were discovered recently in an
envelope from the John Kemper archive files.
Submitted by Jim Holtsclaw
John Hargrave, Lois Bruck
Alan Glass, Warren Sharp
Doug Anderson, Warren Sharp, John Hargrave
Ed Hyman, Doug Anderson
Claude Cook, Ben Donahue
John Hargrave, Ray Smith
John Hargrave, Floyd Emanuel, Walt Quitter
John Hargrave, Walt Quitter, Ray Smith
Claude F. Cook
"These pictures are from the family of Ben
Ashlock who was a airway mech in the Salt Lake district.
1920's to 1950. I'm hoping some of our members maybe
able to identify these individuals. If they can I would
appreciate hearing from them. PBS will be here next week
for a story on the beginnings of the federal airway
Steven J. Wolff #3468
"Old pictures from Jim Bispo's files"
credits to Warren Lichtenberg #3161
ZLA 50th Anniversary
Credits Patricia Faux #3483
Attending this Los
Angeles Center 50th Anniversary Celebration were sixteen
(16) of the original employees making the move from Los
Angeles to Palmdale in March of 1963.
Pictured here with Palmdale Mayor Jim
Ledford. Seated (l-r): Tom Dowsett, Don Allen, Bruce
Hickert, Mac Havens and George Turner. Standing (l-r): Leroy
Sennette, Bob Kelm, Bill Jennings, Don Chaffee, Dennis
Mayer, Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, Mickey Burns, Fred
Dalton, Ray Nelligan, Jim Candall and Lou Spencer. Not
pictured Jake Garland.
Pictures from Seattle Center
Credits to Jerry Johnson #3582
A bunch of us retirees had breakfast on 3/7/13. We get
together each 6 weeks or so to check on each other.
Left to Right Ed Bickford (AF), Lance
Miller, JT Moore, Frank , Danny Grey, Mike Parks, Jesse,
Duayne Ozborne, skip 2, George Samardick and Bill Talbot.
2013 FAA RETIREES FLORIDA
LUNCHEON STORY AND PICTURES
Warren Lichtenberg #3161
On February 12, 31
FAA retirees and spouses gathered at Benvenuto's in Boynton
Beach for a spectacular luncheon. After we topped off the
meal with either Bananas Foster or a profiterole, we were
treated to a hair raising tale of survival by John Tippets,
son of the late FAA Associate Administrator and Regional
Director, who, with 5 others crashed their Lockheed Electra
in southeast Alaska in January, 1943.
Four of the six
people on the plane survived and were rescued after 29 long
days and nights in freezing, snowy weather. The details of
these 29 days are described in a book that John has written
entitled "Hearts of Courage."
In reviewing my pictures, I realized
that two people were not included, Gene Slyman and myself.
Thanks to Ron Fandrick, who sent me pictures that he had
taken at the luncheon. I am inserting some of those
pictures. The rest of the photos are at the following
Don and Linda Cass were in town (Vero Beach).
Bob and Debbie Ervin were returning to Michigan from a
music concert in which Bob was participating. They all
met with Jim Holtsclaw and Carol Campbell for lunch at
the Tiki Hut Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida for a
very long lunch and many tales of adventure at DTW in
yesteryear.....If you were a DTW veteran you were
probably part of the conversation.
9020 Graduates, October 1968
Credits to Jess
Another trip to the archives! A few faces in the
crowd that may be familiar! I wish I could name them all -
or even half of them! Ian Wolf, Joe Chavez, Ken Patterson,
Lennie Klopfenstein come immediately to mind. Care to name
Doreen Brown birthday Celebration
Credits - Jim BrownDoreen
and Jim Brown #3220 with Carol and Tim Cunningham #3807 at a
small birthday celebration for Doreen. Casa Guadalajara in
San Diego’s Old Town.