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AIR BAHAMA HISTORY BY FRED COX CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000

INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA CREW WEB
HIGH FLIGHT - John Gillespie Magee

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth.
And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings:
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things,
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence.  Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of Space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God






Tex Davis, Bill McDonald, Gunilla Kay Crawford,
JD Stone and Gus Bacon

Gus served as
an Air Bahama pilot
between 1968 - 1972 and
is a British Columbia,
Canada resident.

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Gus with Larry Swartz
and ladies at Florida
reunion in the 80-ies.
Photo by Charlie Hinton
Gus is a quality music lover

Gus Bacon and Monty Chumbly


VANCOUVER INTīL AIRPORT



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CAPTAIN GUS BACON
IN MEMORIAM



Gus with crewmembers at
layover in Luxembourg
A LAST FAREWELL TO GUS
It is with great sadness that I 
must write this letter. My Father 
[Gus] passed away last Sunday, 
March 6th 2011 after a short stay
in the hospital. In lieu of a 
funeral we are planning a small 
service for Dad this summer when 
all the family and friends can 
get together here in Parksville. 

We will let everyone know when 
this will be. Dad had a long 
healthy life and made many 
friends. We will miss him 
dearly.  

I think this poem speaks well 
for Dads life as a pilot.
Geoff Bacon.


Great guys gone but kept in our memory for ever What a sad month it has been. Please convey our sincere condolences to Gus' family. Fondest regards, Marian and Klaus from South Africa

OUR FRIEND GUS

Dear Geoff,
I am so saddened by Gus passing, 
my heartfelt condolences to you 
and family. 

Gus will be kept in dear memory 
by all those who flew with him 
at International Air Bahama. 
His written as well as 
photographical contributions 
to the Air Bahama Newsletter 
was much appreciated and looked 
forward to. Gus vivid interest 
in classical music was an 
inspiration. The poem touches 
deep within for him as a pilot 
and all airline crews who share 
the experience of having spent 
a great deal of their 
professional lives above the 
clouds. 

How very sad to see Gus go. 

His friends and colleagues 
have lost a dear friend and 
a true professional.

Dear Gus, Rest In Peace.

Elisabeth

I was very saddened also to hear that Gus has passed on and I wish to join the Air Bahama Crew in heartfelt condolences to his family. Gus was a lovely man, a real `Mensch`, I remember him well and he is joining now all the other great guys of IAB who have preceded him on the last `High Flight` in the beautiful orange bird high above the sky. I have very fond memories of him and he also will be remembered with respect and affection. Nicole Burnett
GUS BACON IN MEMORIAM My deepest felt condolences for the family of Gus Bacon. Rest In Peace. Olive Rolle Schneider

Condolences from Ian Mortemore NASSAU AIR DESPATCH Too many of our friends are taking the final IAB 101 flight. I had many flights with Gus and enjoyed all. Always a very pleasant Captain to deal with professionally. Rest in Peace Gus. Ian and NAS Airport Staff


Gus Bacon
Photo by courtesy Charlie Hinton
Ocean at the wheels!

When driving Gus enjoys some
power under the hood .....



MIAMI INTīL AIRPORT


Lovely Ocean! Gus is a happy
great granddad to lovely Ocean!

Place dīArmes, Luxembourg ville

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Tanglewood scenery, spectacular Canada

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Gus in another element - sailboat Demelza!





1969 Boeing 707 N525EJ