Part 2 of the action from the November 2006 Bush Fires in the upper Blue Mountains. Here you see the Air Cranes taking off from their Airbase at Medlow Airport in the upper Blue Mountains and attack the fire in the upper Grose Valley. The action went all day and the light winds helped suppress the fire but it still burnt for a few more days which ASO will have in part 3.
Erickson Air Crane in Action November 2006 Part 2.
About the author
Sometimes it can be a visit to see something you forgot you loved as a kid that can rekindle the love of aviation photography and for me it was going to Temora Aviation Museum back in 2008 to see how the CAC Sabre was going in it's rebuild. While I had been taking photos since 1988 at my 1st Airshow it was here that I first saw the CAC Sabre in flight. I knew that from this moment I had been missing the one thing that I loved being around as a kid and that was fast jets. If the Sabre was flying I would do my best to be there to capture every flight and from that years of hard work with maybe why to much passion has put me in a position to showcase the Royal Australian Air Force and it's fast jets to the public. I hope my work helps shows just how awesome aviation is to the next generation as well as capturing current events so that the men and women who serve the Defence Force now have something to look back on when their work is done. -Mark Jessop