Essex County Chronicles: Region was once dotted with small airports
Listening to Bruce Bateman reminisce about his lengthy career as a part-time airplane pilot on the North Shore is a truly eye-opening experience for those unfamiliar with the local aviation scene - and a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fellow fliers.
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#1 Jun 29, 2010
Hi Bruce, I soloed at Beverly May 1951, I knew Howard Dutton, Have flown with "Red" Slavick in His 75 hp Cub, on the Merrimack. I knew John Wolley and the Perotti's very well. Would Love to get in touch, and talk over old times. I finally wound up flying airlines for 37 years, and retired in 93 with 20 thousand + hour's. <[email protected] >
#2 Jul 23, 2010
Although its north of Massachusetts, I remember going to the Manchester NH airport when all there was was a camper with a huge flap of cardboard that would be flipped up on a hinge and one guy inside selling tickets. There was parking for a half a dozen vehicles, and no bathroom. Lol
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