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Ramblings about flying for fun and profit

water bombers

  • Tankers & Jets

    It had been almost a month since I had last been to our hangar to check on things. I’ve been flying too much at work lately and the short periods I have been at home have been taken up by time zone recovery. When I drove onto the airport I noticed that the local fire-fighting…

  • Reno-Stead Fire-Fighting Base

    There have been several thunderstorms in the area the past few days dropping huge amounts of water and spitting out lightning bolts. The lightning has started a few fires in fairly inaccessible areas and has put our local fire fighters to work. There were two fire-fighting operations  on the east side of the Sierras last…