This article first appeared on Fire Aviation.
Earlier this week a family wanted to thank a helicopter pilot who was helping to suppress the Black Mountain Fire in Colorado by dropping water. There was apparently no way they could make a billboard-sized sign, so they arranged their bodies, spelling out “THANKS”.
The photo was taken by Joseph Mutchler of Billings Flying Service and posted on Twitter by Air Attack pilot Ron Hauck.
Flew on the Black Mountain Fire in Colorado Monday. As the helicopter was dipping water a family came out to the pond laid down on the ground to spell “Thanks” to the crew. pic.twitter.com/PPEyk5jsMy
— ron hauck (@hauck_ron) September 27, 2018
Here is an enlarged version of the family’s message:
The Black Mountain fire is 14 air miles southwest of Kremmling, Colorado in the southeast corner of Routt County. We can’t find it listed on any official government lists of wildfires, but it created a small heat signature on September 25 during a 3 a.m. satellite overflight.
And here is another great way to thank firefighters!
The creativity of the thank you cards never ceases to amaze us! A group of young women delivered these crafty posters tonight to the #BaldMountainFire camp.The meaning was heartfelt, and the laughter was sincere 😂 Thanks to all the communities for their support. pic.twitter.com/0JDnQdTHXa
— Utah Fire Info (@UtahWildfire) September 27, 2018