Item T1174:0001 - 0002 - John G. Fraser interview

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John G. Fraser interview

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T1174:0001 - 0002

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  • [19--] (Creation)

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3 audio reels (ca. 1.5 hours) : 19 cm/sec, 1 track, mono ; 18 cm

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CALL NUMBER: T1174:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Air traffic controller in Sandspit, B.C. : J.G. Fraser PERIOD COVERED: 1952-1969 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: John Fraser recounts his career in the aviation industry and his coming to Sandspit to run the telecommunications operations at the airport. He then describes the following: hunting and fishing, his role as President of Chamber of Commerce and as Magistrate, the qualities of residents, history and development of the Sandspit airport, navigational aids, air traffic incidents and emergencies, airport and marine operations and the earthquake in Alaska. TRACK 2: Fraser continues with recollections about the earthquake in Alaska, air traffic incidents and the importance of the radio opera;tor, the January 19, 1952 emergency incident at Sandspit and bush flying vs. coast flying.;

CALL NUMBER: T1174:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Air traffic controller in Sandspit, B.C. : J.G. Fraser SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Fraser speaks about a light aircraft crash, weather and flying conditions, his role as a Magistrate in Queen Charlotte City and Sandspit, a case concerning the removal of totem poles, other cases and problem airport passengers.

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
2 preservation compact discs made from original or master audio reel(s), 2003-08-14.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T1174

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Previously described as AAAB1302

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Orchard ; QC-[1-3]

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speaker: John George Fraser, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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