1 audiocassette (44 min.) : analog +.
Petty worked as a smokejumper during the summers in Washington, Oregon, and Montana; in winter, he directed the soil laboratory in Glendora, Calif. He describes the floating feeling of parachuting, as well as some of the fires he helped fight.
Interviewed and recorded by Gregg Phifer on 11 Aug. 1986 as part of the repository's CPS Smokejumpers Oral History Project.
Forms part of: CPS Smokejumpers Oral History Project (no. 30).