"Actually the original sim belonged to the air force....we had an open house in 60 and some air force brass noted the serial number..checked it out..and it was missing from their inventory.. After that we had to give them equal time. Night…"
"OK guys it was an R6-D I worked (played) on it in 60-61. Remember one pilot we gave an engine fire to. He feathered then dumped fuel. Lit the whole thing up. BTW are you members of the Tradevman Association. We will be getting together…"
"Hey Guys. I was at Det 3 59 to 61. Didn't work on the R6 but it was our favorite toy. Worked nights mostly. Night check didn't stand duty so we always got off around 1630 on Friday and it was off to the beach for the weekend. Did 5…"
"Hey Warren....I was aTD2.....be sure and check out the facebook Tradevman Asoociation page. We get together every two years. Another one is scheduled for this fall. Looking at your service dates you may have been around TDC Vydra.…"
"Well, I remember being at NTTC when Elvis died. I was in Personnel. None of our civilian employees showed up that morning. Couldn't figure out why, when somebody told me "the King died". Who? "Elvis" he said. We…"
OK guys..now for serious stuff.......How many will admit to an evening enjoying the honky tonks in West Memphis with the chicken fence enclosed stages and Elvis wanna bes? Lovely evenings they were...with a required visit to a bootlegger before hoppin a cab across the river. Seems I recall a few sidewalk stewardesses also.See More
If you go to my page you will see a couple of photos of me, one of which has me standing by the FAETUPAC sign in front of the main building. When I was there the R6D trainer, film library and ASW lab were in that building. We had the P-3 trailer just across the road.