March 22, 1965
Flight Assist, N7814D, March 20, 1965
Chief, Flight Service Station, Eau
Chief, Air Traffic Division, Central
A. March 20, 1965 2026GMT
C. VFR flight plan. Shell Lake, Wis. to Pontiac, Illinois
H. Donald A Fetting working the air/ground position under the
supervision of Carroll M. Norgaard. Pilot's name H. E. Desjardins.
I. At 2026Z, N7814D, a Piper tri-pacer or colt, contacted Eau Claire and
said he wished to to land at Eau Clair. He reported discontinuing
a flight on a VFR flight plan from Shell Lake, Wisconsin to Pontiac,
Illinois due to weather. He advised that he was unsure of his
position and requested assistance. The air craft was at 3,500 with
1 hour of fuel remaining. A close-in type VOR orientation was used
successfully and at 2046Z, the pilot reported the Eau Claire airport in
sight. At 2054Z, N7814D was safely on the ground at Eau Claire.
The VFR flight plan was cancelled and the pilot extended his
appreciation for the assistance.
This is considered an average assist
although the monitoring of the tape indicates that it was quite
difficult to get the pilot to accept directions during the early part of
Roger D. Ferguson