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Title: CA forest fires
Post by: Spencer100 on September 11, 2020, 13:06:19
National Guard Chinook pilots, 300 stranded, told to jump in lake. NG Chinooks went back twice.

CalFire:  "Return to base.  It's too dangerous!"

Cal NG:  "This is why no one will remember your name".



https://twitter.com/DeucianRevival/status/1303851925247528968
Title: Re: CA forest fires
Post by: Spencer100 on September 11, 2020, 13:10:09
More with pics

https://twitter.com/noonanjo/status/1304103324095066112

300+ campers ensnared by fire. CAL FIRE tells them no hope of extraction, prepare to jump in the lake to survive.

Army pilots say they can help. CAL FIRE says too dangerous. Crews go anyway. 0 vis in smoke filled canyons. Overload helos w/ppl. Then they go back. Twice.

Title: Re: CA forest fires
Post by: lenaitch on September 11, 2020, 13:29:53
And apparently some hastily-painted hi-vis markings.  Who keeps pails of pink?
Title: Re: CA forest fires
Post by: daftandbarmy on September 11, 2020, 13:39:23
And apparently some hastily-painted hi-vis markings.  Who keeps pails of pink?

Well, after all, it IS California :)
Title: Re: CA forest fires
Post by: Brihard on September 11, 2020, 13:47:49
4 houses burned in the El Dorado fire so far, amny people evacuated from their homes. Massive conflagration sparked because some idiots had to fire off fireworks to celebrate their unborn kid having a dick. God, people are dumb.
Title: Re: CA forest fires
Post by: Good2Golf on September 11, 2020, 13:49:53
And apparently some hastily-painted hi-vis markings.  Who keeps pails of pink?

It’s water-based wash. Used often for US Army aircraft augmenting fire ops in civilian airspace.

Pink is one of the most conspicuous colours to the human eye for moving objects, as it turns out, even more so than day-glo orange.
Title: Re: CA forest fires
Post by: Target Up on September 11, 2020, 14:34:02
Not so good when stationary. Big fun trying to find a uxo with a pink pin flag on it in a field full of wild roses. Like playing Where's Waldo, only with bombs.
Title: Re: CA forest fires
Post by: Good2Golf on September 11, 2020, 15:19:52
Not so good when stationary. Big fun trying to find a uxo with a pink pin flag on it in a field full of wild roses. Like playing Where's Waldo, only with bombs.

:nod: 

Seen. 

Generally not many wild roses doing 150 knots at 500’.  ;D