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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

The man himself. 1924 at Harvard University. Don’t forget to join the official Hall Bulldog Project Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
Tuesday, Sept 6th, 1932: Hall leaves Cleveland with Frank Lynch in the Cicada, returning to Agawam around 7:45 pm that evening. Dodging the press, Hall immediately leaves the airfield and heads home. The Bulldog remains behind in Ohio. Aftermath: The Bulldog’s Pratt and Whitey Wasp R-1340 […]
Monday, Sept 5th, 1932 In the morning, Bob Hall and the Springfield Aircraft Co. team fire up the Bulldog for another official timed run at the landplane world speed record. Hall flies low and fast just in front of the filling grandstands. The plane’s noise and […]
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The Hall Bulldog Project just received a wonderful gift from the family of historian Vern Clements. Included in this tube is Vern’s original pencil drawing of the Bulldog, as well as 3 additional copies. Vern spent years gathering information to produce these drawings. He even had […]
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Pics of the latest work on the Bulldog replica from Jim! Don’t forget to join the official Hall Bulldog Project Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
The man standing behind Hall in this photo is Augustino “Gus” Liberatori. Gus was only 15 years old when he earned his pilot’s license. At age 18, he began taking classes with the Springfield Aircraft Co. ground school. There he assisted with the construction of both […]