Video report from retardant drafting facility

(Last Updated On: July 14, 2017)

This video by KEYT was streamed live on YouTube, showing and explaining the activities at a facility set up at the Whittier Fire for mixing retardant for helicopters that could draft to refill their tanks. The 11-minute video did not show any ships with buckets — just Type 1 helicopters with internal or external tanks.

2 thoughts on “Video report from retardant drafting facility”

  1. The reporter says two helicopters alternated refilling and dropping the retardant. However, in this short video, four distinctly different helicopters came in to refill. It was non-stop for these pilots. Eighteen helicopters were in operation that day … Not all refueling here, but more than two.

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