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Russell Holton
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The ditching of PamAm Flight 6
      #444054 - 10/19/17 05:16 AM

You know what happens when you try to find a video on YouTube? Time sink, that's what!

PanAm Flight 6 Ditching

The ditching of PamAm Flight 6, Boeing 337 Stratocruiser 1956


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Ralph Jones
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Re: The ditching of PamAm Flight 6 [Re: Russell Holton]
      #444056 - 10/19/17 09:00 AM

Makes you appreciate how far consumer cinematography has come...;-)

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Re: The ditching of PamAm Flight 6 [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #444059 - 10/19/17 11:12 AM

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Makes you appreciate how far consumer cinematography has come...;-)




Concur. Thiniking back, they showed us that video in an Air Guard flight safety meeting once, wanted us to observe where our C-97's fuselage would fracture during a ditching (at station #790 IIRC). That was Dick Ogg's deal, we used to look down at the Ponchetrain during the Travis-Honolulu crossing and talk on VHF to the Coasties aboard the ship.

best, randy


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Re: The ditching of PamAm Flight 6 [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #444065 - 10/19/17 12:42 PM

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we used to look down at the Ponchetrain during the Travis-Honolulu crossing and talk on VHF to the Coasties aboard the ship.



I'll bet they appreciated the company. My late glider partner Morgan used to be a Coastie on the Ambrose Lightship, and hated it.

A rare pleasure would come when a United Fruit ship passing by would give an undocumented whistle signal that meant "We're dumping a big stalk of bananas overboard." They'd turn in their best times for whaleboat drill...;-)

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Re: The ditching of PamAm Flight 6 [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #444072 - 10/19/17 02:42 PM

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I'll bet they appreciated the company. My late glider partner Morgan used to be a Coastie on the Ambrose Lightship, and hated it)




Yup, they sure did like it when we'd talk to them from overhead on VHF. I was just now BS'n here on the phone with my old cadet classmate, Clay Lacy, out in Van Nuys, and he reminded me that it was the Coast Guard cutter, Ocean Station November, not the Ponchetrain that we used to talk to on VHF. Clay was the chief pilot of that ANG C-97 unit in Van Nuys and I was of the Guard unit here at Minneapolis. Anyhow, those coasties down there sure liked to talk to any female voice that we might have on board.

best, randy


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Re: The ditching of PamAm Flight 6 [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #444073 - 10/19/17 03:33 PM

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Clay was the chief pilot of that ANG C-97


Hi Randy,

Didnít know that Lacy was a ninety-seven guy. Tankers or cargo?

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Tom Charlton

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Re: The ditching of PamAm Flight 6 [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #444080 - 10/19/17 08:33 PM

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Didnít know that Lacy was a ninety-seven guy. Tankers or cargo?




Tom, Lace was at the Van Nuys ANG outfit (Hollywood types, don't'cha know <g>) and I was here with the MN ANG unit. Both outfits received their C-97s from the active duty unit MATS (MAC) unit at Travis AFB when the USAF quit using them. Straight transports, C-97As and C-97Cs, IIRC. I remember flying one of theirs when we were recalled to active duty back in 1960/61 on that Berlin crisis recall. I do recall flying VC-97D models when I was still at SAC Hdqtrs at Offutt AFB and KC-97Fs and Gs when I was sent down to Savannah, GA to check out their crews in the GA ANG units down there.

Al called me a little while ago to tell me that he's gonna have Clay on the "World of Aviation" broadcast tomorrow night (Friday) on WCCO-830 radio, 2300 CST.

best, randy

Edited by Randy Sohn (10/19/17 08:52 PM)


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