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Old 12-12-2008, 11:56 PM
Jim Reising Jim Reising is offline
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Capt Joe Hughes was in my opinion a real pilot from the old school. At his funeral a few years back his son had one of Joe's chart books on display. My, it was interesting to read the notes Joe made on those charts. One that really struck me was at mile 635...he wrote "large rock on Indiana bank and he drew it in on the chart with the note "when rock is almost under water bad out draft at 44" There were notes like that all through the charts. With knowledge like that he could avoid getting into trouble miles ahead of time.
Harry Hamilton also kept notebooks, but mostly on the lower Miss. Also Harry would turn on the radar on clear days when he was running a bridge or some other obstacle and make a drawing of the radar screen, that way he knew how to shape up for the bridge when he had to run it on radar.
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