Charlie Bragdon, Nick Sundt
Scott Fairchild, a lead plane and a jumper-plane pilot who worked as a smokejumper out of Redmond, Oregon, describes planes at the base, what lead plane pilot procedures consist of, critical aspects of the being a lead plane pilot, and the qualifications and procedures for jumper-plane pilots. He also talks about his background as a pilot and how he became a jumper-plane pilot.
Smokejumpers, United States; Smokejumper history; Smokejumping; Forest fires; Parachutes; Smokejumper planes; Airplane pilots; Jumper-plane pilots; Helicopters; Smokejumper standards
Nick Sundt Smokejumpers Oral History Project, OH 172, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound file (00:26:547 min.) digital + 1 transcript (9 pp.: 28 cm.)
Fairchild, Scott, "Scott Fairchild Interview, Summer 1982" (1982). Nick Sundt Smokejumpers Oral History Project. 12.