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Bulldog Interviews

Aug 25, 2021

The team is making progress slowly but hoping that things will pick up soon. In this zoom call, Jim, Tony, Matt, and Kevin catch up with each other and talk about the next steps.

Jan 22, 2020

Jim Bourke and project historian Matthew Lawlor interview Bob Hall’s son, Eric Hall. Get to know Bob Hall through the words of his son with many interesting stories about this famous and prolific aircraft designer.

Nov 24, 2020

Knife Edge Software 3d artist Josh Trevisiol has been working on a computer analysis of all the period photos and the various drawings we’ve uncovered of the Hall Bulldog. Jim and Tony check in with him and review his progress.

Jul 30, 2020

The Hall Bulldog Project interviews Kevin Kimball. Keviin talks about his experience building an earlier Bob Hall design, the Gee Bee Z, and the team discusses the history and engineering of both aircraft.

Aug 11, 2020

Jim and Matt, the Hall Bulldog Project’s historian, discuss the history of the Bowles Agawam airport, where the Bulldog was designed and built. Matt shares his knowledge about the flight tests of the aircraft, the people surrounding it, and Jim learns the true story of what happened after the races.

Latest Updates

We just received the latest report from Mirco Pecorari, where he describes some of the techniques he is using to finalize the shape of the Bulldog. This step has been lengthy but is absolutely critical since our goal is to be faithful to Bob Hall’s design. […]
Tuesday, August 16th, 1932: 90 Years Ago Today: The Hall Bulldog completed its first official flight. Don’t forget to join the official Hall Bulldog Project Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
Wednesday, July 6th, 1932: Russell Thaw is back in Agawam, MA to check on the progress of the V-2 racer. While he’s in town Lt. Frank Lynch offers Thaw a chance to fly the recently completed “Cicada” world cruiser. Bob Hall and his team completed construction […]
It’s been awhile since we’ve had an update but we are still making project. We’ve enlisted Mirco Pecorari, owner of Aircraft Studio Design, to help solve some of the problems we’ve found with the period drawings. Mirco’s conclusions agree with what we observed, that in the […]
Hey everyone just wanted to say that I am getting questions like “When will you be done?” and “Can we see some progress pics?” When we originally set out on this project we hoped to be done this year, but that’s obviously not going to happen […]
The team (minus Matthew Lawlor) at Fantasy of Flight. Don’t forget to join the official Hall Bulldog Project Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
New CAD file from Kevin Kimball. Slowly but surely. Don’t forget to join the official Hall Bulldog Project Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
Russ Thaw age 7
Russ Thaw was in the public eye from the day he was born. The son of Millionaire Harry Kendal Thaw and the original supermodel /actress Evelyn Nesbit. As a child Thaw appeared in 6 silent movies alongside his mother. Unfortunately all copies of these films have […]