The Mills Canyon Fire (Gallery)

This year was one of historic fires in Central Washington. Never since the early 1900’s was the state ever so on fire, and I was there at the start of what became one of the biggest complex fires of 2014. The Mills Canyon fire started out fairly small, located up in the mountains just outsideContinue reading “The Mills Canyon Fire (Gallery)”

Two UH-1H’s doing dips on the Skyline Wildfire in Wenatchee

I just happened to be in Wenatchee on contract when the Skyline Wildfire sparked up this morning at around 2am. They’ve been fighting it all day now, so I took some initiative and headed to where I thought I could get real close to the helicopters fighting it. They are using two UH-1H helicopters toContinue reading “Two UH-1H’s doing dips on the Skyline Wildfire in Wenatchee”

Kayaking The Columbia River

One thing about being on a cherry drying contract means that the time I’m actually flying is often broken up by long drawn out periods of nice weather. It’s really backwards – we’re probably the only pilots that are doing rain dances and hoping for the radar to be blotted with moisture cells. On theContinue reading “Kayaking The Columbia River”

Back Roaming Again (sorry about being away)

Wow it has been way too long since I’ve been roaming or since I posted here. I’ll be honest with you, there wasn’t much roaming going on the last few months. My routine was pretty set. I’m currently working full time as a CFII with Inland Helicopters and teaching at a college. So more orContinue reading “Back Roaming Again (sorry about being away)”