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Jack Wilson is interviewed by Dave Krupa in Glennallen, Alaska on July 28, 1993

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  • "Jack Wilson talks about first seeing Alaska in 1951 while ferrying aircraft, returning to Alaska in 1952, flying planes for Cordova Airlines out of Cordova and Chitina, starting his own business with one airplane, moving to Gulkana in 1959, flying for hunters and fishermen, flying for the mining companies, flying fuel for their helicopters and supplies from May to July, flying charters, selling fuel and making minor repairs on aircraft, using base radios and portable sets, educating himself about the terrain, Alaska Range, Wrangell Mountains, Talkeetna Mountains, the types of airplanes he used, Super Cub, 180 Cessna, 185 Cessna, Cessna 206, twin engine planes for flying to Anchorage and Fairbanks, different planes for different uses, high altitude flying and landing on glaciers, Bob Reeve, Don Sheldon, checking out an area before landing, transporting mountain climbers, scientific expeditions, Phil Upton, Carl Benson, Mt. Wrangell expeditions, his guiding business, hunting dall sheep, different cabins they used when hunting, Mt. Drum, Chitina River, mountaineering expeditions on Mt. Blackburn and Mt. Sanford, talking to members of expeditions about being prepared, decreasing expeditions, flying for the Arctic Institute of North America and the Geophysical Institute, salvaging aircraft, knowing a lot of the bush pilots, changes in aviation, helicopters, impact of the creation of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park on flying, Lynn Alice, recreational flying, pilots as mechanics, and the lower demand for charters."

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  • "Jack Wilson is interviewed by Dave Krupa in Glennallen, Alaska on July 28, 1993"