Jim Ford Interview

Title

Jim Ford Interview

Interviewee

Jim Ford

Interviewer

Dan Hall

Files

Download Transcript of Jim Ford Interview (914 KB)

Description

Jim Ford describes his time from 1963 to 1968 flying smokejumpers for the Johnson Brothers Flying Service, primarily based out of Grangeville, Idaho. He discusses the cargo, water and borate drops, the use of helicopters, and the use of private contractors to fly for the U.S. Forest Service. Ford also provides a description of the procedure for pilots on fire jumps.

The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Air pilots Idaho Biography; Smokejumping Idaho History; Airdrop

Original Date

7-20-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use of this item. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 133-038

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (50 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (16 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_038.pdf

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