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Old 23rd Dec 2013, 17:34
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Dave Ed
 
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Panama

Panama

In 1960, Sir Miles Wyatt asked Alan Bristow if he would like to take over the running of Fison Airwork and effectively merge it with Bristow Helicopters so although many of these operations were not strictly Bristow operations they were under Bristows control for a time and many staff joined the company.
Therefore the general feeling is that Fison Airwork should be included as part of Bristow history.
Fison Airwork itself was formed from Airwork and Fison Pest Control and had many contracts in the field of crop spraying of which Panama was one.



Panama - located at the narrowest point in Central America being only 36 miles at its narrowest.The climate is tropical.




Hiller 12, G-APKX, 1958.
Blade washing.
Note the spray booms and insecticide tanks.






Crop spraying has always had a reputation for being unforgiving as there is very little time to react if the aircraft suffers a malfunction.






G-APNI, April 1959.
Puerto Armuelles - Panama. 4" Drive Tube came adrift!














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