posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 09:18 PM
I would like to thank everyone that contributed to my post. I am rather overwhelmed at the response it got, and the additional information about the
history of this place.
It reflects the diverse experience that is present on this incredible venue than a lot of posters might realize. (A revelation to me).
I have been contacted by aviation historians that would like to put the meat of this post in the records of other sites that keep track of aviation
lore , and this is great because this is a what history is all about.
I have elected to keep what remains of this discussion here, for all to see, and if it ever gets moved , well that will be the decision of ATS, since
this is the place that I have decided to introduce it.
The problem with detail, is the age of the event, and the records that that need to be produced and verified.
I am totally behind making this a traceable event, since it did happen, and somewhere there has to be a record of this flight, or portions of it, that
do not come from me.
I am currently trying to get the bureau number of this P3b ("BUNO " being the acronym ) . I am thinking that the best way to get this , is from
Willow Grove, where the flight originated from. Contacting VPNAVY, I found 2 of my shipmates deceased, leaving 2 more that I have talked to as
recently as mid 2009. I do not want to give names in a post, but I am actively trying to seek them out. The rest of the crew were reserves that were
there for the training, and I might be able to get a few names if I look hard enough. This is my current investigation.
My friends tell me it will be futile to try and get origination or departure information from "Area 51", but then again, is this a true
So, to those out there that may know how to handle this query: If I want to talk to Willow Grove air controllers who have access to the archive of
P3's that took off in that time frame, bound for NAS New Orleans (which is still a bit ambiguous, but did happen in October 1976), how do I get
their attention without being ignored as some kind of crackpot? There has to be a method for this, and I ask you for advise. Post it here please.
I would also think that there would be similar records in New Orleans that would show a flight originating from Willow Grove.