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Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Jim Hovda
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jim Hovda was a Minneapolis police officer. He had been parachuting since the late 1950s. He learned to parachute in the Army and within a couple years began sport parachuting. He was active in many local and national sport parachuting organizations. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: History of the parachute. Kinds of materials used and design changes made over the years. Hovda's start in parachuting. Parachuting training and requirements. Parachute packing. Use of the reserve chute. Emergency procedures. Anecdotes about malfunctions. Parachuting techniques including skydiving and the use of the shroud lines. Anecdotes about early parachutists in Minnesota. Minnesota Para-Rescue Team and other parachute organizations. Parachuting over water. Parachuting licensing. Parachutes meets. Reasons for parachuting.
2 hours sound cassette
38 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
90 minutes length
Interviewee: Hovda, Jim
Interviewer: Holey, George
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 101 (Library Call Number)
AV1992.88.10 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'