Mike Beech

(1968 -1971 Labnav/ONI; 1975 - 1981 ONI)




Base Stations on Balikpapan


Balikpapan. Playboy DC3 - note the rabit below the cockpit window. 

Aircraft was used by some high-up military personnel.

Argo installation on a Canmar vessel

Canmar Ops

Lockheed Lodestar, Shoran aerial Magnetometer survey


Jess Thompson in the Lodestar

Lodestar Loran? / Shoran setup

     The magnetometer survey was arranged by Jess - the pilot was a friend of his. A 16mm camera - rigged for 

single shot - recorded shotpoint data. Mike then developed the film each night in the hotel bathroom. One night a 

CGG guy - on a different project - walked in before Jess could react, putting paid to that day's production, which 

ensured GCC not very popular! Mike also made various repairs to aircraft systems when required, signed off by 

Jess, neither of them aeronautically qualified!


More Canmar ops

John ??, lost when the Arctic Explorer sank out of Halifax

Buoy Location - judging by the dress, definitely not Canmar Ops!

ONI Systems in NOLA shop

Flight Track

JMR Satellite


Northstar - not a familiar piece of kit

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