With the recent fires raging through the Northern California countryside, myself and @CaptainLeo1 decided to take to the skies to help combat the fires, show our support for the firefighters and emergency personnel, and to help bring some more awareness to the situation.
NORCAL CALFIRE FPL:
Departure ICAO: KSTS
Arrival ICAO: KJSC
Aircraft: C130-J USCG
(WayPoints with [*] denote where to dump water or retardent; flight parameters were 160KIAS and 500AGL when doing this. When not dumping, altitude was around 5,000-6,000Ft MSL)
BGGLO* Start full dump
PYE* Finish full dump
RESTO* Start full dump
GGUGL* Stop full Dump
CATTY * Start full dump
VPBAB* Stop full dump
DIRECT to KJSC
Lining up; finishing Pre-flight checklists
Taking off; vR, Rotate! Positive rate, Gear up
En-route to the first wildfire
Above: escorting CALFIRE1 to touchdown
Below: CALFIRE2 on short final to resupply and resume OPS
Above: En-route to the second wildfire.
Below: Beginning final dump run
Post-OPS, debrief, and another strong flight
Thanks to @CaptainLeo1 for planning this flight!