Monday, November 21, 2011
Northern Maine Wildfire (1992): Helo Ride Along
Ride along with Mr. Harold Jones in a Maine Forest Service UH-1H Helo to a 1992 wildfire in Northern Maine. According to the info on youtube, Mr Jones died in 2007 at the age of 81. He worked for the Maine Forest Fire Service for 30 years, logging over 10,000 hours. The video Is presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association. There are some great shots of the helo cockpit, you will see some footage of bucket work. More importantly and of special interest to me was listening to Mr. Jones talk about his experience doing bucket work with helos to fight wildfires in Maine.
Plan on about 35 minutes to watch the video.