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Firefighting Helicopter Water Drop

A water drop test from a firefighting helicopter. See how quickly it takes for the bucket to be filled and the huge area covered in a short space of time.
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Looks about right. Mexico maybe?

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Sea snorkel in Greece - YouTube

An example of what we do when we get salt water for firefighting.
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We can not hover over salt water without damaging the helicopter engines and other components. We pick up water at about 50 m.p.h.. It gets interesting in rough seas. Today was a smooth water day.

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Helicopter Pilot, will travel

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" How many ways to say goodbye can one man fit in a nomad life?" - Bruce Cockburn
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A bit of writing about my work and travels as a helicopter pilot. It has been a long career and I have several hundred more stories to tell. I pull stories from my 7 logbooks and 40 years of memories.

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Holding the Line Revisited

Holding the Line Revisited | Helicopters | Scoop.it
Recently a friend had asked me if fighting fires with the Helitanker was different from country to country? It is different for the obvious reasons, in the same way that Italy is different from Aus...
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Some of the best people on a fire just stand their ground and do their job.

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Copy of Evia Fire - YouTube

Fighting a fire near Kimi, Evia Island ,Greece
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A cockpit view of some of our firefighting in Greece.

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LiveLeak.com - As the Rotor Turns...

A video of one of the worlds great helicopters... First Real upload Hope everyone enjoys

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A full array of film and pictures from sea snorkeling in Greece, loading
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A video that shows some of the work we do @ Erickson.

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