This is Us Takes Flight

TIU Crew Takes Off with CAL Fire

Recently the TIU crew headed up to Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest to spend a day with firefighters training in California Fire’s air program. The focus of their story was helicopter Pilot Tom Humman, who’s previous job was flying Marine 1 for President George W. Bush.

Cameraman, Steve Kern and Production Assistant, Joey Munoz set-up three cameras inside the Super Huey Helicopter to cover all the action. Then 8 of the state’s most elite firefighters jumped aboard and Humman took off into the gray, fall sky.

Producer, John Gregg, a former paratrooper, was content to watch from the ground and snap this pictures as Humman dropped water, collected from a nearby river, on targets in the forest.

Be sure to watch This is us Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm and learn about Tom Humman’s fascinating career as the President’s pilot.

This is Us Takes Flight 21 November,2011Becca King Reed

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