heli_3_300x169Ever wonder what the view looks like from inside of a firefighting helicopter?  Footage of Washington National Guard aviators fighting fires in Eastern Washington.

“The video provides a unique perspective of the wildfire mission as the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter scoops up water with its 660 gallon bucket, flies through smoke-filled skies and drops it on the flames below. The camera was mounted on the helmet of Sergeant 1st Class Kyle Davis, the crew chief of the UH-60 Blackhawk.  The footage demonstrates the poor visibility in which the pilots had to fly.”

-Washington National Guard Public Affairs Office