30 Jul, 2012 @ 12:00
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Pilot recounts his ‘Yogi Bear’ days flying over Gibraltar in new memoir

The short flight between Britain and Spain continues to serve as an attraction

A PILOT who flew the so-called ‘Yogi Bear flights’ between Gibraltar and Morocco in the 1960s has written a book about his exploits.

Brian Meadley, 82, worked as a captain for Gib Air having previously flown for East African Airways and the RAF during an illustrious career.

Meadley, based in Florida, still spends his summers on the Costa del Sol and will host an event to mark the launch of his book There I Was…Memories of an Old Aviator, at Urb Buenas Noches community centre, in Estepona, on July 29.

Meadley told the Olive Press the airline got the name after a joker daubed the letters YO on the front of the Gib Air name.

“And from then on  they were known as the Yogi Bear flights!”

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