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  1. Gil Gredinger
    Gil Gredinger at |

    Very nice tribute to him. How old was he when he started there? Amazing to be at one job for 75 years!

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Started as an apprentice in High School on a recommendation from his teacher after showing aptitude in metal working. Turning 92 shortly so he would’ve been 16 or 17 when he started, I suppose.

  2. John the Wanderer
    John the Wanderer at |

    That is pretty awesome he’s worked there that many years. Hopefully he will be treated like a rockstar going forward!

  3. Sheri Bjornson
    Sheri Bjornson at |

    The original official callsign on that was Blackie75. Someone realized that might not be the best idea and the FAA switched it to (Bravo Kilo) BK75.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I also noticed that one of the early stories published had “Blackie” as his nickname while all the others changed it to “Al” to clean things up. Whoopsie.

  4. D.A.
    D.A. at |

    Sad thing is that he probably still has to work at 92. They probably wiped out his pension in one of the bankruptcies, and he still needs the health insurance benefits. Work ’til you drop is the new retirement plan.

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