Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Walter Bullock
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Walter R. Bullock came to Minnesota as a child. He learned to fly about 1916 and has continued flying from that time forward. He was one of the first pilots for Northwest Airlines. He flew from Minneapolis to Chicago via Eau Claire and Madison, Wisconsin. He continued to work for Northwest and saw transitions to many types of aircraft. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early interest in airplanes and sitings; learning to fly; pleasure trips; restrictions on flying during World War I; brief service in war; establishing a field and doing flight instruction; barnstorming; stolen airplane anecdote; discussion of various types of early airplanes; Curtiss Pusher anecdote; popularity of rides. Differences between early airplanes and modern airplanes - take off and landing speed and distance. First flight between Duluth and Port Arthur; hard landing anecdote. Experiences with Northwest Airlines - route to Chicago, pilot rotation, number of trips per week, stops, night landings; passengers; carrying mail; type of airplanes - Ford Tri-motors, Lockheed 10-As and 14-Hs, DC-3s; steward; flight time; Hanford Airlines; winter flying. World War II era flying experiences; deicing equipment. "Smell of gas" anecdote; barnstorming stories; first pilot's license - FIA; Department of Commerce certificate.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 70 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Bullock, Walter
Interviewer: Holey, George
Interviewer: Holey, Anne M.
Made in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 1965
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 101
Accession Number AV1992.88.28
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'

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