|AIR BAHAMA HISTORY BY FRED COX||CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000|
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,
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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
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.
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
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
Photo by courtesy Charlie Hinton
Ocean at the wheels!
When driving Gus enjoys some
power under the hood .....
Lovely Ocean! Gus is a happy
great granddad to lovely Ocean!
Place dīArmes, Luxembourg ville
Tanglewood scenery, spectacular Canada
This free script provided by
1969 Boeing 707 N525EJ