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Wildfire from the Sky

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Jeffin916, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Jeffin916

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    This really broke my heart. Met a lot of families and started to help them get their horses and cows out to safety but a lot of them lost their homes. Right now it is 20% contained. The drone worked for some families as they got to see how close it was to their homes
    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4prnFHbQ18[/youtube]
     
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    Cool video. I guess you were far enough away that the heat from the fires didn't cause you any issues. I would think the updrafts would be huge! It seems like there is always a wildfire of some sort in Southern California. I was in San Bernardino in the late 80s and the area surrounding the Air Force Base were all ablaze.
     
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    It was crazy and it was only about 20 min from my house. This is in Northern CA but it is not uncommon. Southern CA has a lot of fires but it was just surreal to be this close and experience it.
     
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    Sad for sure but reassuring to see a Phantom being used in such an important capacity.
     
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    Day 2 of the wildfire

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyb0AOu2Vx8[/youtube]
     
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    Agreed! CBS messaged me on the first video and asked if I could use it for their news tonight :D
     
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    I was thinking of heading up there today from Sacto, Jeffin916. How close can you get? I see from local news that there are quite a few road closures. Are you going in from the El Dorado side or the Amador side?
     
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    Looks like I won't be going up there - a TFR is in place so that air support can continue their efforts.

    SOURCE: yubanet.com

     
  9. Jeffin916

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    Wow, so I guess I wasn't the only one. I would in no way get that close, the aircrafts around were all over the place! It is quite a eye full to see

    When I went, I took Hwy 16 into Plymouth. I was basically at Redwood Winery in Plymouth and the back roads. Fire has gone South now so it's all changed
     
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