Since 2008 I have blogged about aerial wildland firefighting. I am not a firefighter nor am I a pilot, just an interested bystander. Join me here as I write about the aircraft and the pilots, working with the aid of support operations, who fight wildland fires from the sky in support of fire crews on the ground. I also blog on concerns affecting fire crews on the ground as well as other aviation and meteorology issues. Learn what it takes to do jobs that are staffed by the best of the best.
Neptune Aviation P2V Neptune drops phos-chek on the 2007 WSA Complex Fire
Source: U.S. Forest Service, Mike Hodges
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Red Flag Warnings -- April 21st -- Portions of the Mid-Atlantic USA
Red Flag Warnings are in place this afternoon for portions of the Mid-Atlantic USA as shown in the screenshot that I am copying below. I took the screen shoot of these Red Flag Warnings from the National Weather Service Enhanced Data Display on April 21st at about 11:40 AM EDT.