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FLNG Chinook bambi bucket training

By CHRIS DILLEY, Senior Correspondent | January 08, 2021 | FLORIDA

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On Friday Jan 8, 2021 soldiers from B. Co 1-111th Aviation Regiment, Florida Army National Guard conducted annual recurrency training on bambi bucket operations with a CH-47F Chinook helicopter. This training was performed at Cecil Airport’s Lake Fretwell. A 2,000-gallon bambi bucket is used with the CH-47F heavy lift helicopter, with a full bucket of water weighing almost 17,000 pounds.

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