Helicopters refill tanks at golf course while battling Central Fire north of Phoenix

N7095B, a Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane fire wildfire
N7095B, a Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane from Siller Helicopters, drafts from the Rancho Manana Golf Club en route to fight the Central Fire burning in the Tonto National Forest near New River, AZ on June 21, 2020. Photo by John Hall.

John Hall took these photos yesterday of skycranes refilling their tanks at a golf course while fighting the Central Fire east of New River, Arizona, 35 miles north of Phoenix.  You can see more of his photos on Instagram (@jdhimg).

Thanks John!

Skycrane “Isabelle” N178AC, a Sikorsky S-64F fire wildfire
Skycrane “Isabelle” N178AC, a Sikorsky S-64F from Erickson Incorporated fills her 2,500 gallon tank at the Rancho Manana Golf Club while fighting the nearby Central Fire burning in the Tonto National Forest near New River, AZ on June 21, 2020. Photo by John Hall.

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4 thoughts on “Helicopters refill tanks at golf course while battling Central Fire north of Phoenix”

  1. In the top picture I do believe I see some golfers waiting to play through. It must have been an interesting (and awesome) day for them.

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