DU Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Charles "Ted" Nyquist

Title:
Oral History Interview with Charles "Ted" Nyquist
Creator:
None specified
Date:
1984-05-19
Type:
Sound Recording
Description:
Charles Nyquist describes the 13 seasons he worked as a smokejumper, from 1954 to 1972. He discusses the training and facilities at the Missoula, Montana base, the role of the spotter, and his jumps in Yellowstone National Park. He also recalls one experience when he was in a Ford Tri-motor airplane that lost an engine.