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Video answers: ‘Smokejumpers of California’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. The best part is jumping out of the plane.
  2. There’s between one minute and thirty seconds and two minutes from when the parachute opens to touching down.
  3. They have a kind of family relationship where they help each other prepare for their flights and be successful.
  4. It’s thrown to them from the plane once a drop zone is set up.
  5. They have two sleeping bags, two tools and food for three days in the fire boxes.
  6. They also get another saw box with two chainsaws and a fuel cell in it.
  7. To stop a fire spreading they cut away all of the material in an area that could burn, creating a gap that the fire cannot pass.

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