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Clippings About Viking Helicopters

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Clippings About Viking Helicopters

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  29 Jun 1979, Fri,  [First Edition],  Page 1

Viking Helicopters moved close to Carleton Place, and into the grand old stone house, which was used as the office building and the hangars were nearby. After a number of years the stone house caught fire and the contents were destroyed. A couple of the “overnighters” narrowly escaped that night.

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Carleton Place Parade 1977 Viking Helicopters

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Carla Coker sent in this photo

This was a float by Viking Helicopters (complete with a helicopter)! My dad, Roy Coker, worked there. He was dressed as Klinger in one of my mom’s coats with gaudy costume jewellry and looked the part. Wish I had a photo of him!

Ross Johnson The helicopter on the float has history… it was the first commercially certified helicopter in the USA… 

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

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