(UPDATE at 6:41 p.m. MDT, March 17, 2014)
The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center has publicized information from two reports about the Unmanned Aerial System, the Predator, used on the Rim Fire. There is a report written by the LLC, and an AAR developed by one of the Incident Management Teams that was assigned to the fire.
One thing is clear. We need to decide on a name. UAS, drone, RPV, or UAV.
(Originally published at 12:49 p.m. MDT, March 14, 2014)
These videos describe the use of a California Air National Guard Predator unmanned aerial system on the Rim Fire, which burned 257,000 acres in and near Yosemite National Park last summer.
HERE is a link to a 17-second video which can’t be embedded, but it shows the operator’s screen.