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Old 04-09-2009, 09:45 PM   #151
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:09 PM   #152
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:50 PM   #153
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:53 AM   #154
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I don't remember which fire this was from, but it was 2 or 3 years ago. The lake is in the middle of a bunch of mansions in Thousand Oaks...


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Old 04-10-2009, 10:38 AM   #155
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BIG TIRES & BIG PROPS!!!!

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Old 04-10-2009, 10:51 AM   #156
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Mike I'm glad you went to the effort to share the vid, that was sweet. Not an easy scoop in that little valley in the Santa Ana winds.

The last fire we had over here in Simi Valley, I climbed up on top of the hill behind my house with a hand held and watched and listened to all of the aerial attacks going on over on the other side of the valley. All 4 of the CDF planes were running a typical pattern: upwind, crosswind, downwind, & base with their drop on the final. EXCEPT the CANOOKS, who always came in direct, causing the aircontroller to have others do 360s and jump through hoops to stay out of their way. You could tell the CANOOKS were not well liked with their tactics by the chatter from the other pilots.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:15 AM   #157
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I am guessing that the operating costs has something to do with their tactics. I don't remember the exact number, but I think they are based here at a cost of a couple of million dollars, and I'm sure the city/county/state are responsible for cost of ops. Ergo, get your ass there ASAP, drop and repeat with haste.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:27 AM   #158
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Mars scooping at Lake Elsinore...

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Old 04-10-2009, 11:29 AM   #159
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:36 PM   #160
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:07 PM   #161
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Mike I'm glad you went to the effort to share the vid, that was sweet. Not an easy scoop in that little valley in the Santa Ana winds.

The last fire we had over here in Simi Valley, I climbed up on top of the hill behind my house with a hand held and watched and listened to all of the aerial attacks going on over on the other side of the valley. All 4 of the CDF planes were running a typical pattern: upwind, crosswind, downwind, & base with their drop on the final. EXCEPT the CANOOKS, who always came in direct, causing the aircontroller to have others do 360s and jump through hoops to stay out of their way. You could tell the CANOOKS were not well liked with their tactics by the chatter from the other pilots.

I was chatting with some tower folks up at Ft. McMurray up yonder and they raise that same hell at the airports, too!


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Old 04-10-2009, 04:20 PM   #162
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Those are some amazing pics, Motomike!
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:18 PM   #163
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Wow.



Those Mars shots are simply amazing.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:28 PM   #164
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Me, taking off from a Ft. Lauderdale heliport. My name ain't Tommy either, had to borrow the headset (I'm in CA).

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Old 04-10-2009, 11:47 PM   #165
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Okay, just one more fun beach flight. This was about a year and a half ago and it was my last flight to date. I do miss it.

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