Salute to Neptune Aviation
We want to give a special thanks and salute to the White Sands Regional Airport Neptune Aviation who sponsored our SMWA tours over the years and assisted in making our events a real success. Neptune Aviation has moved its operation to Missoula, Montana and we wish them well.
On June 30, 2013, 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed battling a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona. Huge questions remain about the last moments of their lives. Why did they move out of a safe area in their final minutes of life? Why did the fire move so quickly? Could their deaths have been prevented?
The tragedy also raises a crucial environmental issue: Has the very act of fighting wildfires made our forests more dangerous?
Weather.com investigates in this original documentary. Read our full report here: http://stories.weather.com/story/8137