Snedecker, Monty 1969

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Monty Snedecker recalls the Aircraft Engineering Foundation and various aspects of the development of airlines and their operations.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Monty Snedecker

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: 1969

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Interviewer: Sandra Myres

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: C-46 airplane, Development and use in World War II, Poor safety record (1946-1952), Safety regulations passed, President of Aircraft Engineering Foundation (1953), Efforts to improve safety of C-46 airplane, Training school for operators, Modification of plane, Success of project, How Snedecker learned to fly, Allocation of pilots’ flight assignments and schedules, Reduction in staff with introduction of jets, Barrett, Fort Worth entrepreneur, recalled, Meacham Field started (1920s), W. G. "Bill" Fuller recalled, Love Field—naming and establishment.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920s-1953

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1953

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