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Offline Spencer100

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CA forest fires
« on: September 11, 2020, 12:06:19 »
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".



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Re: CA forest fires
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 12:10:09 »
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.


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Re: CA forest fires
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 12:29:53 »
And apparently some hastily-painted hi-vis markings.  Who keeps pails of pink?

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Re: CA forest fires
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2020, 12:39:23 »
And apparently some hastily-painted hi-vis markings.  Who keeps pails of pink?

Well, after all, it IS California :)
“To stand on the firing parapet and expose yourself to danger; to stand and fight a thousand miles from home when you're all alone and outnumbered and probably beaten; to spit on your hands and lower the pike; to stand fast over the body of Leonidas the King; to be rear guard at Kunu-Ri; to stand and be still to the Birkenhead Drill; these are not rational acts. They are often merely necessary.”
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Re: CA forest fires
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2020, 12:47:49 »
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.
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Re: CA forest fires
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2020, 12:49:53 »
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.

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Re: CA forest fires
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2020, 13:34:02 »
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.
Apparently, a "USUAL SUSPECT"

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Re: CA forest fires
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2020, 14:19:52 »
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