On June 30, 1956, two airliners collided and crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing 128 persons in what was then the worlds worst commercial aviation disaster. This crash led to the creation of the FAA and the modern air traffic control system. Dan Driskill will discuss this tragic mid-air collision, as well as post-crash recovery, investigation and clean up efforts (which continue to this day) of the airplanes.
Dan Driskill is a writer, attorney and former ambulance service owner who currently works as a flight paramedic in northern Arizona. He is currently writing a nonfiction book on this topic.
"Glen Canyon Dam: Monumental Construction and 1983 Repairs." The lecture traces the construction of Glen Canyon Dam from 1956 through 1963, repairs made to the spillway tunnels after the floods of 1983 and the dam today.