Meanwhile, back in Moosonee…

Moosonee in the fall of 1968 was quite a busy place for helicopters heading south. We crossed paths with Okanagan, MidWest Helicopters and Skyrotors, respectively. Bruce McPherson (now deceased) was the engineer on the Midwest S55. Jack McCormack was piloting the Vertol.

It was an occasion, so we had some of our nurses over to join us in the festivities. Or perhaps the nurses were spending the weekend. Whatever.

Here, the Okanagan and MidWest S55s land for an overnight or two before heading home.

Here, the Okanagan and MidWest S55s land for an overnight or two before heading home.

The Skyrotors Vertol was piloted by Jack McCormack

The Skyrotors Vertol was piloted by Jack McCormack. Here, Ian Wright does a visual.

Jack McCormack greases the head on the Vertol.

Jack McCormack greases the head on the Vertol. Jack was kind enough to invite me on a flight as co-pilot. Talk about shake, rattle and roll in that baby. Much later, Jack worked for Viking Helicopters.

 

Ivan Thomas shows some Niagara hospitality to bob Fideldy with beer and roll-your-owns.

Ivan Thomas shows some Niagara hospitality to Bob Fideldy with beer and roll-your-owns.

Bob Fideldy, Bruce McPherson and Chuck (who was always on the phone) while one of our nurses looks on.

Bob Fideldy, Bruce McPherson and Chuck (who was always on the phone) while Sandie, one of our nurses, looks on.

 

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