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

Boeing 707-320c
N525EJ, 1969

Boeing 707-320c
N525EJ, 1969

DC-8-63CF
Scotland 1975

DC-8-63CF
Le Bourget
Paris 1977

DC-8-63CF
Shannon
Ireland 1972

DC-8-63CF
Basel Mulhouse
Switzerland 1976

DC-8-63CF
Arlanda
Sweden 1976

DC-8-63CF Iceland 1976

INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA CREW WEB






Captain J D Stoneīs son
David with girlfriend Janis


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Captain JD Stoneīs son David Stone

I dug into some of the family archives and came across some items my father, J.D. Stone,
kept and that have survived with me over the years.

Among these were some internal memoranda, pictures, two huge 707 operations manuals,
a large professionally made cardboard backed picture of a 707 cockpit likely
used as an aircrew member instructional aid, an IAB brochure with flight schedules
from Nassau to Europe, and the attached flight crew schedule for the month of
October 1969.

Note that this document lists the aircraft identifier as N525EJ. From a Google search
I found a reference to this plane and if its information is correct this aircraft first
flew in 1967, was delivered to its first owner - the U.S. Air Force in 1968, then subsequently
passed on to various private owners until it ended up with IAB. It is listed has having
been retired in October 1969, the same time as the attached IAB flight crew schedule.

My father had this document framed in glass, so it obviously was meaningfulin some way.
He made no specific explanatory notations on it. Other than the fact it covered the
period of the aircraft's retirement, which is significant enough I guess, I have no way
of knowing why he framed it.

Any guesses from anyone else?

Going through this and the other mementos brought back those times and I remember how
exiting it was for us, and I'm sure all of you, to have participated in such a new
adventure. From my perspective, flying on a commercial airplane then was almost a luxury,
something not everyone did often. To fly across the ocean to a different country was
a even bigger thrill for me because no one else I knew had done that. Now, of course,
it's common place and routine with the world being a much smaller place than it was 45
years ago.
Here's hoping for a good New Year 2012 for everyone and that like you do now, (I'm sure),
stay looking as youthful as you did in 1968!
David Stone



DAVID STONE I
DAVID STONE II
DAVID STONE III


JD Stone and Don Torres
Photos by courtesy David Stone
Flight Schedule October 1969



Itīs better in the Bahamas

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SOS CHILDREN VILLAGES - SHARE YOUR ABUNDANCE
IN FOND AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US