Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, contests and more!
Start Your Free Trial

This is the 1st of your 3 free articles

Become a member for unlimited website access and more.

FREE TRIAL Available!

Learn More

Already a member? Sign in to continue reading

Plane & Pilot Photo Of The Week: Heroes In Action

A Blackhawk comes to the rescue.

Heroes In Action
Heroes In Action

This week’s photo of the week was a no-brainer. It shows the dramatic arrival of a California Air National Guard Sikorsky Blackhawk helicopter at a campground in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that had quickly gotten surrounded by fast-moving wildfires. Campers were getting into the reservoir at the campground to escape flame and smoke, and one woman trapped there said at one point she wasn’t sure if she was going to drown or burn to death. Thanks to the heroic actions of these helicopter pilots, who some are saying defied directions to turn back, everyone was rescued and flown to safety. That’s what being a hero is. Putting your life on the line to help others, or, in some cases, as is true here, to actually save their lives.

Heroes: Remarkable Video And Still Images As Cal National Guard Rescues 200


Save Your Favorites

Save This Article