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Deserving of a salute


I wrote a post in April 2009 about Indian aviation titled “Flying in those days”, and referred to a small airline called Jamair.

https://hurryup1.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/flying-in-those-days/

Since then, I have received messages from two people who were closely involved with Jamair, though in different ways.

One was from Katherine Quinn, the daughter of one of Jamair’s founders, Eddie Quinn. I had posted her comment in September 2011.

The other was this morning from Lalit Mawkin who wrote, “This is just amazing — 5th December 1970, my uncle Captain SS Sehgal was co-pilot with Captain Mehta and they died in that crash behind INA. I was just browsing about 1970 and Jamiar and found this post which carried me back to 1970’s. Thanks. LK Mawkin

Thanks for your comment, Lalit. I am sure you recall your uncle with considerable pride.

In today’s jet age, we forget about those intrepid fliers who helped transform commercial aviation. They deserve to be saluted.

October 2, 2012 Posted by | About this and that, Aviation | , , , | 4 Comments

A salute to the pioneers !!!


I wrote a post in April 2009 about Indian aviation titled “Flying in those days” and referred to a small airline called Jamair.

https://hurryup1.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/flying-in-those-days/

My first ever flight was in a Jamair DC3.

Imagine my surprise when I received an email through this blog from Katherine Quin, the daughter of one of Jamair’s founders. She wrote :

“Hello! Was very amused to read about the Jamair DC3 story as Eddie Quin was my dad and the co-founder of Jamair with J.B Muff  in Calcutta. They both flew the hump with C.N.A.C. Eddie died in Calcutta in 1968 and J.B. in 1977. Both great pioneers of aviation history and both great characters!”

Thank you, Katherine. We need to salute these intrepid pioneers.

 

September 10, 2011 Posted by | About this and that, Aviation | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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