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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Jay Hudson

Jay Hudson Jay is the son of the legendary Cliff Hudson,also featured in this Jukebox. Jay followed his father's lead in providing air taxi access to the remote mountains in and around Denali National Park and Preserve. In this interview, Jay discusses growing up with his pilot father, how he became a pilot himself, and the many changes he has seen in the air taxi business over several decades. Like his father, Jay has intimate knowledge about flying in the Alaska Range and surroundings, and a wealth of experience that allows him to give clients a "once in a lifetime flying experience." Shortly after this interview, tragedy struck when Hudson Flying Service pilot Don Bowers and his NPS passengers were killed after failing to reach basecamp in bad weather.
Jay Hudson appears in the following new Jukebox projects: