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Old 17th May 2022, 06:21
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Originally Posted by deja vu View Post
FSUs were a home away from home on those numerous all day charters in winter. No motels provided in those days, most FSU's made visiting pilots welcome to find a spot in the warm on those miserable days, make a cuppa or just have a chat. Devenport, Wynyard, Mildura, Broken Hill, Mt. Gambier, Leigh Creek, Cooma, Broken Hill particularly. I worked out of King Island for just over a year in the early 70's and spent many nights staying in the OIC 's DCA house, Brian Jones, great guy. Remember many times trying to cancel SAR in the circuit late at night on arrival at KI and getting Dubbo, or Mt. Isa or Carnarvon or Tennant Creek on HF. Great Service from all those Ladies and Gents.
And don't forget Wagga FSU, Getting back home after midnight when Pat Chiswell remained on duty until I landed and kept my wife briefed on my progress, no mobiles in those days!
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