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OCT 05, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Experts back report on air support

Jim Paxon, a spokesman for Arizona Game and Fish who worked as a consultant for the state Forestry Division and has served as an incident commander, said the DC-10 was turned down because it was in Albuquerque and would not have arrived before nightfall. Air attack is typically a single-engine aircraft, and the pilot is the "eye in the sky," responsible for reading the fire, watching over crew safety, directing air traffic and providing other aerial intelligence. [...] requirement, there are often two air-attack craft working in shifts. When air attack maxed out on flight hours, its ... Read More

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