My name is Tim Gamber, and I am very intereseted in the Yosemite Plane Crash of December 1976. I also interested in the subsequent recovery operation. I have been following a thread that was intiated by Mr. Schloss in '05. I have followed the interest in this incident from members on this site. I can see how the story has the capacity to snowball in the acconts, but I feel like the basic facts are there for the deciphering. I believe that certain hypothesis can be formed and tested against the relevant factual evidence. I am convinced that it is impossible to come up with a complete factual scenario surrounding the incident. By now, over 30 plus years since the incident some facts likely are gone with the individuals who held them. Remember the people involved are likely 50 to early 60's now. I can tell by going thru the threads that some people appear to have first hand knowledge, while others have speculative knowledge. Both can be helpful in the testing of hypothesis.
I am going to attempt to write a book about this subject. Already in one week I have compiled hundreds of pages of notes, found photos, and come up with certain hypothesis that I plan on testing.
What I have to offer: I am an attorney in Las Vegas, so I can answer questions about the statute of limitations, as well as form a privileged relationship with anyone who would like to provide information. I do not necessarily believe that real names are necessary to tell the story. I think enough factual determinations can be drawn with a minor amount of corroborative evidence.
I am not looking to make a windfall on this book, and to be quite honest, do not know that once it is compiled will be publishable. But, I am willing to split any proceeds with an individual or individuals who substantially contribute to the subject matter of this project. I will set aside a certain percentage of any royalties to be put into a fund for those who help provide information. I am open to any ideas relating to profit sharing percentage, and what would be a fair percentage amount to put into that fund. Right now I am thinking something like 25-33% of royalties into the information fund. However, if one individual has co-author type first hand knowledge I will recondsider any split.
I plan on having a working draft of the manuscript by the end of summer 2011. However I believe it could theorheticllly be done faster. Being a lawyer, I can do some writting. Let's finally fish instead of cut bait. This story needs to be told.