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What is this chinnook spraying over my backyard?

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posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

My guess would be a bird. They take flight when the helicopters fly over.




posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Doodle19815

It's fire fighting equipment being used.

It's similar to the UH60 Bambi buckets we use to fight fires.


How is that for firefighting, it looks like an aerosol that isn't falling to the ground?



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:20 AM
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They came back today! A little closer pic for everyone.



Hopefully you can see the square and how close it sits to the belly in this one.

I'm sure they were saying, hey look, the crazy lady is taking pictures again. Lol
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posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: Doodle19815

What was that black dot under the helicopter?



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Not sure. But you have a good eye. I didn't even see it. 😄



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: donktheclown
a reply to: intrptr


then it could be water


Dumped from that high? It can't be that, the water would have evaporated /dispersed before it got to the ground.


Of course (for the second time) it could be training exercise. Half the training is picking up the water, sorry theres no fire to dump it on. Next time we'll have them practice on your house.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Can they dump water over a populated civilian area for training?

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posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 12:37 PM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: intrptr

Can they dump water over a populated civilian area for training?

Like you said, too high to have any effect. By the time it reaches the ground its mist. Especially if they fly faster and let the water out slowly, which appears to be the case.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Where do they store the water though? Or is it a chemical type liquid?

Just curious, and I'm not arguing that it isn't fire fighting equipment. I just love this stuff and want to learn.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: Doodle19815

It's in a bucket. When they open it up it dumps. Since their Bambi Buckets are bigger than ours it takes a little longer for the water to dump out.

The controls for it are either with the FE or the Pilot in Command.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: jaws1975

It depends on airspeed and altitude.

It looks like they dumped the bucket while moving relatively fast and flying pretty high.

Bambi Bucket quals are becoming more common place these days in Combat Aviation Brigades because of the wild fires out west.

My unit deployed a few birds for fire fighting and medevac earlier this summer.
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posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

But, there is no bucket. The spray is coming from the bar itself. You can even see the stream from each nozzle if you enlarge my zoomed in pic big enough....



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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And, back over they go with a friend this time. You can just barely make out the bar underneath the Chinnook.




posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: Doodle19815
I don't think that it's water because if you watch the video, water, even in aerosol form would drop quickly. As for the video, great shot of a low flying chinook but their fire fighting leaves a lot to the imagination as they drop the water straight onto a lake. Or do lakes catch fire in America.
By the way that last statement was sarcasm.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 02:26 PM
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He is back to spraying again!



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posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: Doodle19815

There is more than one kind of fire suppression system.

Relax they're not spraying anything but water.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Lol, not excited about what they are spraying, just excited to see them at work. Seriously, I know it sounds weird to you, but it is like running into a celebrity when I see these guys out. I love it.

I do wonder where they store what they are spraying though? They have been at it for hours now. Must be a lot of barrels rolling around in that chinnook.

Thanks for the input, and thank you for your service.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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My guess is they are testing a chemical warfare platform, with inert chemicals. Things are heating up in Syria.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: WP4YT

using chemical or biological agents is against the Geneva convention and about the worst thing you can do to another human being. I doubt that is the case. Fire training sounds very likely. If you ever wonder how those guys can put fires out and save people so well, it's because most of the time they aren't fighting fire, they are practicing doing it.



posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: Doodle19815
Spraying for some tree killing bug maybe. Seem kinda high for that. But hey who knows. Call DNR otherwise its a guessing game. Could be spraying for skeeter or tick borne deceases.



edit on 9-10-2015 by Tarzan the apeman. because: skeeter



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