Heli-Bombing, January 9, 2009Posted: February 9, 2009
Today marks the one month anniversary of “the storm” – over 50cm of snow in three days. I figured it’d be a good time to finally post some photos from the heli-bombing mission that took place on the morning of January 9. As it turned out, there were three boxes of bombs, and with four people already in the helicopter, I had to give up my seat to one of the boxes. Along with the pilot, there was one patroller lighting the bombs, another throwing them out the door, and a third up front recording the placement and result of each on a shot sheet. The whole thing took about twenty minutes, and results were many, as was clear to anyone skiing the Lake in the few days following.
I always love the way aerial photos show terrain in a whole new light, showing an angle that you just couldn’t get otherwise. The photos below were taken by two of the patrollers on the flight.