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Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Lloyd E. Milnar
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lloyd Milnar was the chief check pilot for Northwest Airlines for first runs up into Alaska in 1942. He continued to work for the airline until he retired in 1972. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early beginnings of laying routes for airline scheduled service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Alaska - when route laid; facilities - how originally supplied; cargo; weather - jammed radio signals; extreme temperatures - congealed oil, oil coolers; high winds, self-sufficiency; round the clock operations; mechanics; airplane types; airplane marking; crashes and accidents. Personal background and flight experience. Flying out of Seattle in 707s; primitive conditions in Alaska. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Interview ends abruptly.
1 hour sound cassette
Content Category: sound recordings
20 minutes length
Interviewee: Milnar, Lloyd E.
Interviewer: Booen, Sherm
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88.30 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'