Linda Hartman

The retrieval crew: Wes Brown, Gary Buck, Linda Hartman, Harold Hartman, Ken Swift, Tommy Albert, June 1 2013 Beech retrieval

The retrieval crew: Wes Brown, Gary Buck, Linda Hartman, Harold Hartman, Ken Swift, Tommy Albert

The retrieval crew: Wes Brown, Gary Buck, Linda Hartman, Harold Hartman, Ken Swift, Tommy Albert, June 1 2013 Beech retrieval

Son of a Beech

Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museums new Twin Beech, June 1 2013 Beech retrieval

Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum's "new" Twin Beech waiting in Bandon for a tow to Cave Junction.

The Siskiyou Smokejumper Base was home to seven different types of jump planes during the near four decades of its existence. The Twin Beech was there the longest, from 1954 until 1974, 20 years. Though it stumbled a few times, overall, it was a steady and reliable workhorse for jump bases throughout the west.

The newly established Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum is fast becoming a popular tourist stop and the visitors thoroughly enjoy learning about smokejumping and firefighting. The loft, parachutes, jump suits, tools, stories of jumping and firefighting are fine; but, how can you tell the full story of smokejumping without an airplane?

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Mick Swift climbs a giant ponderosa pine tree to retrieve his parachute

Mick Swift climbs a giant ponderosa pine tree to retrieve his parachute


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Smokejumper uses propeller to crank-start Fairchild jump plane before jump

Smokejumper uses propeller to crank-start Fairchild jump plane before jump