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C-130 MAFFS Firefighting Plane Cockpit

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Patrick McBride, left, and Maj. Nick Kim, right, both of the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, sit in the cockpit of MAFFS 4, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 146th, during a stop to reload with fire retardant at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018. MAFFS 4 flew to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Patrick McBride, left, and Maj. Nick Kim, right, both of the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, sit in the cockpit of MAFFS 4, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 146th, during a stop to reload with fire retardant at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018. MAFFS 4 flew to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Patrick McBride, left, and Maj. Nick Kim, right, both of the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, sit in the cockpit of MAFFS 4, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 146th, during a stop to reload with fire retardant at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018. MAFFS 4 flew to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

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California ANG Fighting ‘Holy Fire’ – Behind The Scenes

MAFFS 6, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, is seen behind its sister-craft, MAFFS 4, also from the 146th, during a stop to reload with fire retardant at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018. Both MAFFS aircraft flew to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in nearby Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Patrick McBride, left, and Maj. Nick Kim, right, both of the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, sit in the cockpit of MAFFS 4, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 146th, during a stop to reload with fire retardant at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018. MAFFS 4 flew to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Patrick McBride, left, and Maj. Nick Kim, right, both of the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, sit in the cockpit of MAFFS 4, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 146th, during a stop to reload with fire retardant at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018. MAFFS 4 flew to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

 

MAFFS 4, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, arrives at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018, to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

MAFFS 4, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, arrives at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018, to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

 

MAFFS 6, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, is seen behind its sister-craft, MAFFS 4, also from the 146th, during a stop to reload with fire retardant at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018. Both MAFFS aircraft flew to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in nearby Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

MAFFS 6, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, is seen behind its sister-craft, MAFFS 4, also from the 146th, during a stop to reload with fire retardant at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018. Both MAFFS aircraft flew to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in nearby Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

 

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cameron Davis, a loadmaster with the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, closes the ramp of MAFFS 4, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 146th, after a stop to reload with fire retardant at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018. MAFFS 4 flew to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in nearby Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cameron Davis, a loadmaster with the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, closes the ramp of MAFFS 4, a modular airborne firefighting system equipped C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 146th, after a stop to reload with fire retardant at the U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Airtanker Base, in San Bernardino, California, Aug. 8, 2018. MAFFS 4 flew to support state agencies battling the Holy Fire in nearby Orange and Riverside counties. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)