Teen firefighting pilot flies Blackhawks and Chinooks

Ashli Blain is 19 years old

Ashli Blain, firefighting helicopter pilot
Ashli Blain, screenshot from KECI video.

Ashli Blain, a 19-year old college student, recently went back to school after spending her summer fighting fires from helicopters as a command pilot in Blackhawks and copilot in Chinooks. She works for Billings Flying Service out of Montana.

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19 thoughts on “Teen firefighting pilot flies Blackhawks and Chinooks”

  1. Somebody did something here. They raised a great young lady. Be proud to know them and the young lady. She’s almost the age of my youngest granddaughter and doing this????

  2. Amazing to see a young woman working in the aviation field as a command pilot on two iconic aircraft. An inspiration for her generation and of those to come. We will hear more about her in the years to come for certain.

  3. I am an Air Force Junior ROTC instructor, and the inspiration this young lady gives to my students is immeasurable. My wife showed me this story and I jaw dropped. God bless Ashli and her family for raising a rock star daughter. Godspeed young lady, Godspeed!!

  4. Awesome story! Amazing accomplishment for anybody, let alone a kid barely out of high school! Congratulations not only to Ashli, but to her parents as well! Good work!

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