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25th Aug 2005, 13:50
This summer several pilots lost their lives fighting forest fires in France and other southern areas of Europe.
I haven't seen them mentioned here and I open this topic to render them justice.
When I lived in Nice I had the occasion to see these men working and they indeed do a very dangerous job, which consists basically in flying nap of the earth over steep hills, across very violent turbulences generated by the fires.
My deepest thanks to the Canadair and Tracker --and chopper-- pilots who helped put out those fires, and my heartfelt sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives. They helped save many.
They do a hell of a job.