A civilian CH-47 stripped for heavy lift. __ A high voltage obstacle course!

The mill has a mill pond that made a convenient place for the helicopters to bob for apples. This is one of several CH-47 Chinook heavy lift ships that shared duties with numerous other kinds and sizes of helicopters on this fire. These ships can drop thousands of gallons per drop with pinpoint accuracy. That and their short turn-around time (provided they have a local source of water) make them an invaluable fire fighting tool. They are also often used to move firefighters and supplies into remote areas.


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