Video of Martin Mars dropping on Mt. Wilson

Here are two videos of the 7,200-gallon Martin Mars air tanker dropping on Mt. Wilson, on the Station fire near Los Angeles. The first one was shot from cameras on-board the aircraft and from the air tanker’s lead helicopter.

The next one is from the local ABC TV station, and shows it taking off from Lake Elsinore and then dropping on Mt. Wilson.

As we reported yesterday, the Martin Mars dropped three times on Mt. Wilson, dropping Thermo-Gel each time, for a total of 14,000 gallons.

Lone Ranger told us about THIS link which has the history of this 64-year old aircraft.

Thanks to @chrisale_ for the tip about the first video.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+