News for North Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Western Fires - C-130

Noah talks to Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Brands, a pilot with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, about the use of the C-130 transport plane in fighting western wildfires. Brands discusses why the C-130 aircraft is used, how it flies, and strategies for dropping fire retardant.

Copyright 2000 NPR