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Casey Airfield - where is everyone now?

Old 13th Sep 2013, 07:19
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Casey Airfield - where is everyone now?

Hi everyone,
For those that remember me, I'm looking to catch up with all the great people (includes guys and girls) that were involved with Casey Airfield over the years. It was a great airfield and the people that I remember were also a fantastic group. Some of the Sunday nights after flying were something not to be missed and it was sad that it all had to end. Love to hear from any and all that might see this.
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Old 14th Sep 2013, 11:57
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Slightly before my time but I would love to see any photos anyone may have
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Old 14th Sep 2013, 21:36
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I'll send regards to Terry W if you happen to remember him. He flew small stuff.
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Old 15th Sep 2013, 08:57
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This thread has dropped off the recent radar but might be useful to the topic ...
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Old 15th Sep 2013, 09:38
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the old days - Berwick

Hey Eric
The Col's machines are at Lilydale. Murray gerraty and some of the Lilydale players are trying to lure Elsa into coming along to an open day to instruct the youngsters in how to make her famous Elsa burgers.
Buggsie, McGoo, Hutter, Chambers are all still around; I believe that Squirrell and Wendy are up Picton way where he was last heard of working as an instrument LAME.
Others can pick up the thread and follow up with names!
cheers
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Old 17th Sep 2013, 02:00
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Hello Eric

Ross M here I am in NZ now doing Charter great scenery.
I caught up with Kieth and Elsa for a beer about five years ago when I was in Melbourne at the RSL Kieth was a bit wobbly on the legs but still smart as a whip Elsa just the same.
I think Peter J is Captain on a 747 based in argentina last I heard.

What ever happended to Bruce W is he retired in TOCumwal

I spent 12 years flying Saabs and Metro in FNQ before the compant went tits up so decided to give the Kiwi experience a go

How are you not living in a caravan I hope Haha

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Old 17th Sep 2013, 02:01
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Eric from Berwick

Hello Eric

Ross M here I am in NZ now doing Charter great scenery.
I caught up with Kieth and Elsa for a beer about five years ago when I was in Melbourne at the RSL Kieth was a bit wobbly on the legs but still smart as a whip Elsa just the same.
I think Peter J is Captain on a 747 based in Argentina last I heard.

What ever happended to Bruce W is he retired in TOCumwal

I spent 12 years flying Saabs and Metro in FNQ before the company went tits up so decided to give the Kiwi experience a go

How are you not living in a caravan I hope Haha

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Old 17th Sep 2013, 05:13
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I usually run into Bruce whenever I visit Toc.

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Old 17th Sep 2013, 15:46
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G'day Nigel

Hi Nigel
Thanks for the update - I was in OZ in 2012 and had the chance to talk briefly with Keith and Elsa by phone but never did get to meet up with them. Also got an email from Dave and Wendy.
It was certainly different visiting Australia again and we hope to perhaps get there next February for a friend's wedding.
Who knows , maybe we can catch up with people between now and then and get together when we are over there.
Regards
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Old 17th Sep 2013, 15:56
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Hey Ross
Thanks for the update. I did catch up with Keith and Elsa by phone when I was there in 2012 but due to circumstances I never did get to catch up with them in person.
Glad to hear you are flying in NZ - I lived there for a year many years ago (1979 I think) and apart from the Cities I loved the scenery etc around both N and S Islands.
No - the caravan days are long gone - I live in Mesa, Arizona where it's almighty hot and my job keeps me extremely busy as area credit manager for Macy's/Bloomingdales Department Stores.
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Old 17th Sep 2013, 23:24
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Hey Eric
Just remembered Tim amd is little brother Matt are working for Qantas Tim is 767 capt in Sydney and Matt is 737 in Melbourne

Allan G is flying the Polair chopper in Sydney Mike is with jetstar I think or is it Virgin

Last time I saw BJ Cowell super trowel he was doing well in the brick Business
Paul Kirby is a trader and developer and married Sharon M

Sue B I believe lives in England and Albo is still in Melbourne working as a Visual Merchandise manager

Shelly T, my Ex I do not know where she is but last time I saw her she was still in medicine

Dont know where Rob S is but Terry passed away recently in Tassie.

Caught up with Gunter M in Blenheim last year he was over for the local warbirds show and Geoff P is still in Melbourne

Many a good day spent at Casey with many long life friends Great Hours for a junior instructor but pity the pay wasn't as good. It gave me my start and I will always be greatful however

My career has included 12 years flying Saabs and Metros, a short stint in the Torres Strait and a 737 endorsement. I was head of Training and Standards for the Airline, 2IC to over 100 pilots. Now living in Blenhein NZ with a really comfy Charter Job.
Great Fishing and Hunting and actually really great weather You can Swim Ski and fish all on the same Day

Keep in Touch and all my details are on our website Air Charters, Multi Engine Flight Training Nelson Blenheim Marlborough New Zealand

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Old 18th Sep 2013, 07:43
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Great Update!!

Hey Ross - thanks for the terrific update - good to hear so many of the guys are still doing well including yourself - like your company website. My wife and I are hoping to make a quick trip back to OZ next year for a friends wedding - I believe its at Mt Dandenong but not sure of the exact date - Jan/Feb sometime so thats something to look forward to.
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Old 18th Sep 2013, 07:55
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Hello from Arizona

Hi Dave
Good to hear from you and others on this site. I only came across it by accident a few weeks ago. Living here and previously in Montana I had almost forgotten about the OZ flying scene - the years sure have flown by!

Regards
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Old 19th Sep 2013, 15:28
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Slightly before my time but I would love to see any photos anyone may have
pistinaround, i have heaps...posted some the photo section and some others and some more in the the thread linked to above. happy to send a link to the rest if anyone is interested would love to see any that anyone else may have...epecially from the late 80's and early 90's.....




G'day Ross M!

Hey Eric
The Col's machines are at Lilydale. Murray gerraty and some of the Lilydale players are trying to lure Elsa into coming along to an open day to instruct the youngsters in how to make her famous Elsa burgers.
Buggsie, McGoo, Hutter, Chambers are all still around; I believe that Squirrell and Wendy are up Picton way where he was last heard of working as an instrument LAME.
Others can pick up the thread and follow up with names!
cheers
Nige
im sure Elsa would love too! we were out at lilydale only last week. and i believe squirrell was recently elected president (or what ever the correct term is) of his Masonic lodge in picton.


A fair few people must of passed thought Casey over the years! i thought i was the luckiest kid in the world getting hang around there every weekend when i was growing up..
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Old 12th Nov 2013, 09:18
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Sad to read that the Colonel passed away at the age of 94. Excellent innings..

Funeral this Friday in Box Hill.

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Old 21st Jan 2014, 03:52
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Hi Ross M
Bruce W here.
Sitting in our beefed up 150 at Tocumwal on a hot blustery day waiting to launch another glider .
I had been wondering for quite a while about the Colonel, whether he was still with us so decide to google and find out between flights.
Saw the sad news then took a link to the bit about Casey ,Where are they now?
So thought I would register and answer your querie as to where is BruceW?
Yes I am still at Tocumwal and have been towing up gliders for a couple of years.
Also renewed my instructor rating. Just having fun basically, but would like to find out what the other Casey people are doing? We certainly had a lot of fun there, and I often relate stories about what went on. The Elsa Burger was legendary.
Went to Elsa and Colonels 60th. Wedding anniversary which was a privilege and an honour to be invited.
Perhaps we could link up via e-mail?
Cheers mate.
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Old 24th Jan 2014, 07:22
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Casey-WhereAre they now?

Hi Eric,
Just became a member of PPRuNe.
I was actually googling to find out if the Colonel was still alive, and got a link
To you here.
Sad to hear he had passed away, but what a life he had. 94 yrs. A great effort.
We're you at the 60th. wedding anniversary for Colonel and Elsa?
I saw some posts from the gnome, (Ross) and will gave a try at communicating.
Won't write too much in case you don't get this.
Cheers
Bruce W
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Old 25th Jan 2014, 07:00
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G'day Bruce!
i believe there is a Casey reunion in pipeline.
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Old 25th Jan 2014, 07:52
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That's good news!
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Old 25th Jan 2014, 22:36
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Make sure you post details of the reunion in here. Myself and quite a few others would go.
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