Saturday, July 19, 2008
On the same day President Bush surveyed the fire, we had some water dropping missions deep in a canyon. At the same time the Martin Mars Superscooper was dropping water on a ridge, so we had to be really heads up on the flight space issues. Early the next day Byron's pink flamed helicopter got sent to Chico. I got sent to Mather base in Sacramento and tied in with another firehawk, then we got sent to Santa Clara, then diverted to Chico. I was hoping to meet up with Jim and see if I could arrange a flight; then we got sent back to Mather for initial attack responsibilities. If there aren't any new starts by Monday morning it'll be off to Los Alamitos for me to rehab the blackhawks and firehawks, then I get to go back home. Yay!