Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
Acclaimed photojournalist and naturalist Craig Bonholtzer shot this video on Sony Digital. The documentary program bears daring witness to the aerial battle against wildfires and forest fires. Working from a helicopter, Bonholtzer captures aerial footage of firefighting crews risking their lives against raging walls of flame, blinding smoke, severe winds, and treacherous terrain. In battling forest fires, the teams use fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters as water bombers. Highlights include planes plunging through blinding smoke to make their water drop, and helicopters darting down into canyons to deliver their liquid payload that will save lives and property. Thousands of pounds of water gush down within inches of Bonholtzer's camera.
aerial, fire, fire-disaster, firefighter, firestorm, forest-fire, helicopter