Random postcards from a National Guard Blackhawk crew chief.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Briefing for a Bambi Bucket Mission.
The wild fires are still an issue out west, last week we had two birds doing water drops for the bulk of the week. Here one of the crews brief before heading out for the day. This fire was close enough that the helicopters came home each day after their mission. We've also done missions where the crews live in a fire camp for the duration. The ratty looking orange is water soluble paint used to increase our visibility for other airborne assets.