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 Post subject: Re: Lakefront Airport
New postPosted: February 5th, 2013, 4:35 pm 
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Good to "see" you again Suzy.
When I was in high school we would go skin diving/spear fishing off the airport lakefront airport.


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:D Thank You, Mr Lake and Frank. I very much appreciate your thoughtfulness. Nice to see you both as well...

Again, great links and information from everyone. I am glad my son who will be 15 :shock: in a couple weeks used to explore the Lakefront Airport lobby/restaurant as a youngster and went back to see the WWII planes. He is so interested in the D Day Museum and WWII...


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I sit on my deck now for the big events like Super Bowl, NBA All Stars, TPC Golf Classic, and just watch the private/corporate jets stream in from the south and east. It is like a parade! The really big wheels do not even fly in until the day of the big events. Some of the planes are almost as big as the smaller commercial jets.

I can remember in the 60's they had signs along the lakefront directing you to the Walnut Room. My sisters used to go there frequently. I always wanted to, but ...alas...

I did get to do some runway repair work at the Airport in '71 & '72 while working for Fleming Asphalt. I believe minimum wage for me at the time was about $1.35 or $1.45. But when we worked at the airport, they had to pay us Union scale, which was about $6.00. Everybody had a big smile on their face when we were working at the Lakefront Airport!

Just going out there seems to bring you back to a bygone era.

Working at Lykes when Regan was running for President, they brought us out on busses to see him give a speech in one of the hangars. Pretty big crowd.

Glad they are refurbishing!


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I did get to do some runway repair work at the Airport in '71 & '72 while working for Fleming Asphalt. I believe minimum wage for me at the time was about $1.35 or $1.45.

It had to have been higher. My first "real" job (paid by check after deductions) washing dishes offshore in 1968 was at the minimum wage of $1.60.


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I retired in 2007 after 30 years with the La. Dept. of Labor. The first Federal Minimum wage of 25¢ and hour was effective in 1938. It had climbed to $1.60 in 1968, except for some service and farm workers who first became covered in '67 at $1.00 and didn't all reach $1.60 till '74. It's now (I think) $7.25, but some states and cities have higher minimums. Of course, waiters are not fully covered (they're "guaranteed" a total of $7.25 including tips, but they don't always get it), so remember to tip well!


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Oyster, I worked for Lykes for a couple of years when I stupidley left the Police Department. Lykes was on Tchoupitoulas and Felicity back then, next door to The Warehouse. The Point Bar was across the street. I worked for Charles Deblois in the Maintenance, Repair and Insurance Division and fell in love with Sandy Lopinto and Peggy Norris in the process. LOL


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Cop, I was probably in The Warehouse while you were buying drinks for Sandy and Peggy at The Point after work! :lol: I didn't go to work for Lykes until 1984 and stayed until they bailed on NOLA in 1994, so I was at the Poydras Building. We would hang at Ernst, the closest pub. Before that, I was at DeltaLine in ITM, and Victoria Station was hangout before Ernst re-opened around 1978.

...and of course there was Joe's Jungle for lunch refreshment...


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