Today I got to photograph a plane that I've wanted to see in action for I don't know how long. We were sent down to a the Shingle Fire burning east of Cedar City Utah in the Dixie National forest.
We got on scene in the Helicopter and were given clearance into the (TFR) Temporary Flight Restriction and started working, shooting helicopter water drops, retardant drops from heavy aircraft and other images of the fire fighting activity. We got word that they were expecting a DC10 out of Phoenix to make another large retardant drop but we were running light on fuel so be headed for Cedar City hoping to be able to get some images and video of it dropping. We made it back and on scene about 30 minutes before they expected Tanker 911 back, we asked for permission to land and wait so we weren't burning fuel for nothing and were able to land and wait for the tanker to arrive.
I've got a few photos from on the ground also that are kinda cool looking up at the smoke billowing high into the sky before we lifted off that are here for you to look at.