Friday, 6 March 2009


Despite recent rumours of my demise ( I had a bad car smash last week), I AM working on:-
1. The next Newsletter (due out in late March)
2. The 2010 re union.
With regard to the 2010 re union, the Committee's aim is to attract a FULL HOUSE-that means 140 of us sitting down together.
No reason why we cannot make that target-we have an adequate and enthusiastic membership well in excess of that number and we do have enough time to get you all organised into attending.

Thanks to Jeff Seideman (Flying Tiger Line) Malcolm Granville (TMAC, Transvalair, UAA) Bob Morgan (Slick Airways) and others for articles for the Newsletter-and one of Mike Zoeller's photos this time round will be a nose-mounted Tyne engine-with one of our Assocation members (F/Eng Bryan Grace-BOAC) on board.
All worth the £10 annual Membership fee we think.

Thanks to all of you you sent best wishes to Di and myself.

Monday, 2 March 2009

CL44 Association Happenings

We do hope to have the next edition of the Newsletter 'in the mail' to you all in late March or early April. However, it is NOT too late to let us have YOUR recollections of a particular flight or 44 colleague. DO please note that the Newsletter will be MAILED to you all-it will not appear on the website.
I just heard from Don Young (former Transmeridian Air Cargo Manager in Hong Kong). He's fit and well and is in touch with former Flying Tigers CL44 pilot Luis Salazar who is now living in Florida. This gives me an opportunity to mention that we do have lots of USA members from the days of Flying Tigers, Seaboard & Western-as it was initally before becoming Seaboard World, Slick Airways plus of course, latter days operators of the 'Forty Four' such as Wrangler/Blue Bell and AEI(Aeron).