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-- an allowance Slough is not something we normally I like -- -- they're flying low for a high priority issue and our combat altitude for low level isn't 300 feet above the ground for this mission were actually 150 feet -- the -- Air force reserve pilots are preparing for wildfire season behind the controls of C 130s equipped with.
3000 gallons of fire retarded air crews can be called on a moment's notice to fight fires throughout the US.
Our job is to fly out ahead of the fire or along the flanks along the side to put that retardant there.
So that the ground crews can come in and they can put out the fire.
When someone determines that there's a need to activate maps we all come together.
And do the mission.
But before other mission can be accomplished pilots like those from the 302 airlift wing in Colorado must complete -- certification training.
There's special hazards when you get around -- -- fire.
And this is not typically the missions that they Sloan throughout -- careers they really to practice in the eastern right here and that's important because it may be a year since the last time we get this type of fine.
Practicing drops at Peterson air force base and the pike national -- pilots say they are ready for whenever the 2012 fire season may bring.
Well I hope it's not a busy fire season because homes are often in danger when -- At Peterson air force -- telling -- --
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