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  •  I have a a couple of pictures of it. (0+ / 0-)

    Taken from above as we flew overhead in a Chinook helicopter on our way to California in July 08.
    (To go help with the fires there).

    Posted in the D KOS image library...

    It is just Awesome to see it from the air.....

    What you allow, is what will continue.

    by Nebraskablue on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 09:20:36 AM PDT

    •  now can you tell me. . . (1+ / 0-)
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      how and where I can look for this picture from the Chinook? As I keep saying (or complaining). . .I am not all that savvy when it comes to the intrigue of this site, the workings and all, so I'll need some guidance. Kindly post to my profile email and maybe I can slip it into the diary. I'm still looking for the bad quality pics I snapped from the Stearman (though not doing one of the barrel rolls and such. Thanks for posting your comment, Nebraskablue!

      Rich

      P. S. Are you among our revered 'Hot Shots' (the nature of your going to California, as you mentioned)?

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 10:48:38 AM PDT

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      •  See below comment.. (0+ / 0-)

        A lovely and kind hearted fellow KOS traveler posted them for both you and me...

        What you allow, is what will continue.

        by Nebraskablue on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 02:46:26 PM PDT

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      •  Hotshots, no... (0+ / 0-)

        I was a Flight Engineer on a Ch-47 from Nebraska sent out to help with the fires in summer of 2008.  We flew mainly out of Chino and Susanville dropping water with our 2000 gallon bucket.  It was hard nasty hot work. but the people that we met there were very nice with no exceptions at all.  Spent almost a month flying around in the smoke wondering if the fires would ever end. I was astounded seeing how dry California was that year.

        What you allow, is what will continue.

        by Nebraskablue on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 02:55:09 PM PDT

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        •  I met some hot shots. . . (1+ / 0-)
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          when I was with the Forest Service (out of Prescott, AZ), working as a GPS surveyor and topographical mapper. I think those guys and gals are tops. Never saw a CH-47 working any of our fires, though. I am also allergic, deathly, to fire smoke; so I never worked the fire lines. Still, I got close and I did meet some nice folks. Now tell me. . .how did you get so lucky to be an FE on a Chinook? Closest I ever got to riding in one was the Sea Stallion, a Navy chopper, dropping me off to various boats (subs) for my special ops stuff. I never liked one minute of those flights (even though I ended up a fixed-wing ATP type many years later). I mean, geesh. . .too many damn moving parts to suit me. . .choppers and such. Still working that line of work, are you?

          Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

          by richholtzin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 03:08:25 PM PDT

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          •  No those days are now past. (1+ / 0-)
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            I retired at the end of last year.  30 years was enough for me, so I left it in younger hands.    I was lucky enough to be the first Flight Engineer in my unit which was pretty amazing considering my age at the time.  We had been tooling up to change over to an Apache unit (from Air Cav) and got switched to Chinooks instead.  I had crewed Hueys in the USMC in the very early part of my career, which was no help at all when you have not been flying for almost 15 years to go back to it.  We learned to work fires early on in our Chinooks (2006) since we had a few bad ones here locally in western Nebraska. I am pretty sure our Governor volunteered us for the California mission, which went pretty well.  Lots of great scenery and people on that trip.

            What you allow, is what will continue.

            by Nebraskablue on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 11:11:43 PM PDT

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    •  Posting them for you (2+ / 0-)
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      Nice - thanks for sharing and thanks for putting in good descriptions!

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 11:43:31 AM PDT

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