Firefighter Eye Candy

Photo by Spencer Weiner, LA Times

There are not very many wildland fires burning right now, so to remind you of what a retardant drop looks like, here is Aero Union’s Tanker 00 performing a drop on July 4, 2008 in southern California. It is an actual un-Photoshopped image…. probably taken with a very long telephoto lens, making it appear that the air tanker is very close to the structure.