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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Jim Hood

Jim Hood Jim serves as the contract helicopter pilot with the National Park Service, flying the Lama high altitude helicopter for search and rescue missions on Denali. With considerable understatement and humility, Jim provides a first hand account of flying helicopters in one of the most dangerous locations in the world. Flying at altitudes that stretch and even exceed the design specifications of his craft, Jim describes rescue work in conditions where there is no margin for error and "mechanical failure is not an option."
Jim Hood appears in the following new Jukebox projects: