Asgar Stegbauer's PhotosAsgar was Station Manager - Stuttgart
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JFK International Airport
From the beginning, Seaboard operated many flights off-route, away from the company's infrastructure. The destinations were often third-world cities in Asia and Africa. Off-route operations often required ingenuity and resourcefulness on the part of Seaboard flight and ground personnel alike,
In 1977, Seaboard operated a series of flights carrying coffee from Entebbe, Uganda to Djibouti, a port city in what was then the French Territory of Afars and Issas on the Gulf Aden. Because Uganda was ruled by the dictator Idi Amin, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Uganda as a place that "poses significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens." Flights to such places could only be flown by volunteers. Seaboard tried to ignore that requirement but was overruled in court.
The hot weather often resulted in a relaxed uniform code.
While Capt. Bob Henry, on the right in the white shirt, preferred the standard summer uniform,
Nick Tramontano, to the left of Bob, went for a more casual look and
Gene Pagley, third from the left, opted for maximum ventilation.
The Last Hurrah
In Sept. 1980, after the merger with Flying Tigers had been announced, a group of operations employees
took a vacation in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. They are seen here on the excursion boat Paddlewheel Queen.
Names under the photo
Additional photos by Asgar Stegbauer in the Seaboard History Section
(Currently all five color photos on that page)