Not the typical kind of “bird” you expect me to photograph but given how the fires here in the Centennial State are dominating our news and impacting so many lives, I took the opportunity yesterday to visit Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport where these planes are temporarily based out of.
It is a constant, beehive of activity as the airtankers depart with a load of slurry, expertly drop it on the Cameron Peak Fire or the CalWood Fire, then return, load up and do it again. About every 15 minutes a plane is arriving and / or departing, ensuring a constant onslaught against the blazes.
It is an impressive sight to see and we are thankful for the work of Neptune Aviation Services Inc , AeroFlite Aerial Firefighting and others for their aerial work and as well as those of the firefighters from across the nation on the ground.
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