November 1, 2003

Summertime, and the livin' is easy...

You've heard, I'm sure, about the controversy raging here in California because scores of military fire-fighting planes were sitting idle while fires were consuming whole villages.

While I was waiting for Rob to start a flying lesson today, I was glancing through a copy of Rotor and Wing. Apparently this summer the South of France had its worst fires in decades. And they also had military gear sitting unused. The French had to charter Ukrainian helicopters to fight the fires. However, there the main problem was apparently that the French pilots were all on their Summer vacations!

Posted by John Weidner at November 1, 2003 5:47 PM
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