I dont even know whether he was able to fly on that Australian license whilst in the US/Canada or whether he would have needed one issued by the Department of Civil Aviation in the US/Canada.
I also have a photo which I am getting a copy of which shows my father standing/getting into the cockpit of a DHC Beaver plane.
The organizers are pleased to advise we have reached 100 confirmed attendees.
Regarding the picture of a DC7 in front of a Swissair DC8 on an european airport and why it might have been there, I can contribute the following: In July of 1964 I flew on a Pacific Western DC7c from Frankfurt to Toronto via Shannon and Gander and returned to Frankfurt in August of 1964 on a DC6B.
Some hiked; others biked; others went horse-back riding....while others remained at the Jasper Swimming Pool with their 'cough-medicine". I do have a copy of his passport and photographs which have him pictured with other twin prop Beechcraft A18A (Seaplanes) which were owned by Pacific Western.
The flight deck door remained opened and all got to go "up-front" to witness the marvels of Aviation. Peter Lema President In honour of the recently departed Rod Pilling, the Magnificent Seven, a group of former PWA loadmasters celebrated his life in Calgary on Aug 12, 2017. He has lost use of his voice for the main part, but can whisper. I do remember that he told us that he had a women give birth on one of the trips he piloted which I thought maybe someone of that vintage may have remembered.This website is created, funded and managed by the former employees of Pacific Western Airlines. If you have any contributions or comments, please submit them to the Webmaster.We wish to say thanks to our many generous contributors, supporters and readers.Circa 1962, the Social Club came up with the idea of: "A Picnic Day in the Mountains". Captain Dean Maclagan and F/O Mel Neidig donated their services.....along with 2 flight attendants (Names ? He would ferry the loggers from the camps for their breaks and also carried the payroll for the logging company.) The event was well promoted; but we only sold 35 seats. He was an Australian citizen and passed away just over a year ago now.Although there are no identification markers on the plane I thought it may jog someones memory.