North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
@ Salinas Airport, Salinas, CA
The OV-10A was originally used in military counter-insurgency and close air-support roles before finding a new purpose in civilian life. In 1993, CAL FIRE acquired 16 OV-10As from the Department of Defense and converted them for wildfire air attack use. The crew then directs CAL FIRE’s airtanker and helicopter pilots where to make their retardant and water drops. Hollister Air Attack Base, home for Cal Fire Air Attack 460, is one of CAL FIRE’s 13 airbases. Nikon D70 w/35-70mm, processing with Aperture.