Item AAAB6065 - Earl Gerow interview

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Earl Gerow interview

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  • 1985-03-04 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T4210:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer Profiles project : R. Earl Gerow RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1985-03-04 SUMMARY: R. Earl Gerow was an early aircraft maintenance engineer who worked for Canadian Airways and Trans-Canada Airlines. TRACK 1: He describes the early flying activities at Burns Lake and his entry into a;viation business as a mechanic. Bush flying activities of Canadian Airways 1930-36. The Paddy Burke search in 1930 and other significant aviation incidents. TRACK 2: Further descriptions of early bus;h flying operations around Burns Lake area with references to other operators. Transfers to Trans-Canada Airlines upon its formation and gains A.M.E. licence. Describes the changes from bush operation;s to airline and the development of Trans-Canada Airlines from 1938 onward. Air Canada today from the operations point of view.;

CALL NUMBER: T4210:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer Profiles project : R. Earl Gerow RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1985-03-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Description of early airline service between Vancouver and Seattle. Description of accidents and incidents at Vancouver airport. TRACK 2: Blank.;

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


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-307.

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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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CMFT ; PP85-A02a-b

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speaker: R. Earl Gerow, interviewer: Kenneth Swartz

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