Rapid response. Difficult conditions. A deadly adversary. Aerial employment in close proximity to friendly ground forces. Clearance needed to drop… Sound like a close air support mission in support of Marines in combat? Nope, this is aerial firefighting!
On this episode, 30+-year aerial firefighting pilot, Mr. Jim Barnes, joins us to discuss the heroic people—in the cockpits, on the front lines and on the flight lines—who contribute to the dangerous business of protecting people and property from wildland and forrest fires. Think aerial firefighting is as simple as flying over a fire and dropping water? You’re about to learn there is a whole lot more to it.
Episode artwork by Janek Krause. Bumper music by Jaime Lopez / announcements by Clint Bell.