A Quick Video

Here’s a link to a little video I took while on vacation of a fire fighting airplane scooping up water just off the beach. They make it look pretty straightforward, but I bet it’s not.

The smoke of the fire was visible a few miles inland, but it didn’t take many of these to put it out.


3 thoughts on “A Quick Video

  1. Hi David.

    Unfortunately, it is not infrequent to see this kind of maneouvers in the spanish costs nowadays. The summer fires in these hot, hot summers are a plague over here.

    BTW, a reminder: cold beer must be ‘Mahou’ (at least in Madrid).



  2. Yes, there’s a similar thing going on over here. Extremes of precipitation, apparantly something to do with global warming. http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=E1_SNNSTSD

    Unfortunately many people here treat global warming as some kind of anti-American belief system designed to cripple the economy, destroy jobs, and extract research grants from the pockets of honest shareholders. I guess that everything is to do with politics in the end.

    Except beer. Mahou is good stuff. Maybe too good.

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