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FLNG Blackhawk bambi bucket operations

By CHRIS DILLEY, Senior Correspondent | January 06, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 011121120

On Wednesday Jan 6, 2021 soldiers from C. Co 1-111th Aviation Regiment, Florida Army National Guard conducted recurrency training on bambi bucket operations with a UH-60M Blackhawk. This training was performed at Lake Fretwell, located at Cecil Airport. The 420-gallon bambi bucket allows helicopters to dip from water sources and to then deliver water where it’s needed for aerial firefighting operations.

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