From the cockpit: Dauntless pilot John Thomas on the importance of initial attack

The 18th President of the United States and Army General, Ulysses S. Grant, once said: “The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can and keep moving on.”

Today, this same aggressive approach can be found at the heart of the wildfire response strategy being used by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Click below to learn more about the state’s goals and rapid initial attack strategy, from the perspective of Dauntless Pilot John Thomas, in the Spring 2019 issue of Aerial Fire.

Brett L’Esperance