A blast from the past: The old schoolhouse

Viking Helicopters Ltd. – 1969’s first office / component overhaul shop / gunk tank / Shirley’s accounting department, outside of Orleans as it appears on google earth today. The gunk tank was straight through the door, against the far wall. If I remember right, Wulf’s component overhaul room was on the right. I’m sure someone will come along to correct me if I’m wrong.

Wulf’s operation was the first to move to the Bell’s Corner’s building while some of us were still putting a fresh coat of paint on the inside of the new facility (a former cabinet shop).

In 1969 there was a fenced-off apple orchard on the left. It appears as though it may still be there.

The old schoolhouse, St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans, as it currently stands.

The old schoolhouse, St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans, as it currently stands. It has come full circle, and is once again a schoolhouse. Thanks to Sue for the update.

And another blast from the past: Viking’s first hangar in 1969. We called it the old barn. It too has survived to this day. It was colder than blazes in that place in the spring of that year, and not so bad on a warm day.

Viking's first hangar. We called it the old barn. You can see why we were all so happy to relocate to Bell's Corners.

Viking’s first hangar. We called it the old barn, because, you guessed it. You can see why we were all so happy to relocate to Bell’s Corners. Again, thanks to Sue.

 

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