Perfect photography of an air tanker drop

The DC-10 was dropping on the La Tuna Fire in Southern California on September 2, 2017.

Helicopter photographer Kevin Takumi shows the perfect technique for filming an air tanker drop. He zooms in close at first on Air Tanker 910, a DC-10, then at the completion of the drop zooms out so you can see where the retardant lands.

Here’s a few more aerial firefighting videos:

This next video is also excellent photography:

Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Isaac.
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  1. Thank you Bill for sharing all of this great information with us. It is now becoming apparent to me that used correctly the VLAT is another valuable tool in the IC’s Tool Box.

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