Scott Fairchild Interview

Interviewee

Scott Fairchild

Interviewer

Nick Sundt and Charlie Bragdon

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Description

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.

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Document Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers, United States; Smokejumper history; Smokejumping; Forest fires; Parachutes; Smokejumper planes; Airplane pilots; Jumper-plane pilots; Helicopters; Smokejumper standards

Original Date

Summer 1092

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Oregon; Washington

Language

eng

Original Collection

Nick Sundt Smokejumpers Oral History Project, OH 172, 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 interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 172-034a

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 pp.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:26:54 minutes

Local Filename

OH_172_034a.mp3; OH_172_034a.pdf

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