Item AAAB6069 - Charles Perkins interview

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Charles Perkins interview

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  • 1985-03-29 [date recorded] (Creation)

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer Profiles project : Charles Perkins RECORDED: Surrey (B.C.), 1985-03-29 SUMMARY: Charles Perkins was a member of the original Aero Club of British Columbia, 1915-16?. Instructor with Royal Flying Corps in Canada 1917-18. Gave up flying in 1918. TRACK 1: The first aeroplane in Vanc;ouver. Organizing and financing the Aero Club of B.C. Training for the Royal Flying Corps in Toronto area. Reverts back to the Aero Club of B.C. and helping to build an airplane in "Scrimm's factory".; Bridging the sloughs to get the plane to a field at Pitt Meadows. Moving to Texas to train Americans. Teaching stunt flying and talk about his accidents. TRACK 2: Control method in Curtiss aircraft.; Early aircraft construction and flight characteristics. Description of "stunting". Difference between modern light aircraft and the Curtiss Jenny.;

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Canadian Museum of Flight & Transportation, 1985-07-10


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-308.

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  • Copying Restriction: No copying without permission of Canadian Museum of Flight and Transportation.
  • Use Restriction: Any use to be cleared by the Canadian Museum of Flight and Transportation.
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Accession number(s): T4210

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CMFT ; PP85-A06

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speaker: Charles Perkins, interviewer: Lloyd M. Bungey

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