About 300 aviation personnel from the Air National Guard, U.S. Forest Service, and other firefighting agencies are participating this week in aerial wildland firefighting training and certification for Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) personnel at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The MAFFS units, which can be slipped into a military C-130, are capable of dropping up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant or water on a wildland fire.
This video produced May 9, 2019 includes footage from this weeks’ training plus shots from previous fire seasons.
Video by Tech. Sgt. Garrett Wake, 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard.