Pilot Aldo Leonardi in his single engine air tanker in Boise Idaho. Full edit here.
For those of you who don’t live in the West, it has been a crapshow of a fire season so far out here. A super dry winter and sustained heat have made for crazy conditions all over. I drove up to Boise, Idaho on Sunday night to photograph the mixture of private and military fire tankers at the National Inter Agency Fire Center Businesweek. It was super cool to see the planes and talk to the pilots. Several planes have crashed in the last couple years, raising questions about the danger and cost of using planes to put out fires. Article here.