Jim Ford Interview
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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.
Air pilots Idaho Biography; Smokejumping Idaho History; Airdrop
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (50 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (16 p. : 28 cm.)
Ford, Jim, "Jim Ford Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection. OH 133-038.