These seasonal photos are not pretty, but realistic. This is what the summers in this area have become. With fires once again ringing the valley, the air quality has become abysmal! The aircraft shown in an earlier post are no longer clean and shiny. They are actively fighting blazes virtually every minute it is possible to fly. Just a sample of the smoky conditions. The colors in these two photos are spot on.
Tanker 161 returning after a sortie over a huge fire burning to the southwest of Chico about 90-100 air miles from here. Thius aircraft can complete a sortie about every 90 minutes.
Last Edit: Aug 8, 2015 22:04:40 GMT -5 by olroy2044