I told you that Point Mugu C-130 Hercules airplanes were used to fight fires. I was WRONG. Any C-130s used to fight local fires come from out of this area.
President Bush had promised that by mid-year 2008 ours would be outfitted to drop fire retardant chemicals on wildfires. Then a Septemeber date was give. This has not happened.
With military pilots needing so many hours a month in the air, it is a shame that a lot of those hours are not spent fighting fires. Thousands of acres are burned yearly across the nation. Hundreds and even thousands of homes are lost. Many lives are lost.
If these military pilots have to have air time, why not fighting fires.