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Masterpiece, Tom

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Jan 5, 2023Liked by Tom Basso

great analogies, thx Tom.

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Great piece Tom!

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Thanks. It was a fun dinner!

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Experience speaks

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This article is very very important!!! It is worth a million dollars!!!

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Thanks for the comment and insight! Travel safely. Tom

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Thanks so much. Enjoyed that dinner immensely!

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Sure. Any time!

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My pleasure Brian!

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Nov 19, 2022·edited Nov 19, 2022

Thanks Tom! Well written. Note: a drop is a quest for perfection. The pattern, the exit, altitude, airspeed, drift, timing...everything has to be perfect with stuff what we can control. But perfection is difficult to achieve and we're trying every time. When the Load of retardant is out of the Tanker, there are a couple seconds before it reaches the ground where an unexpected gust can take it away... All you can do is stay in present time, fly safely to your exit and forget about the past meaning the drop you just did. Gone in the past... On the way to the airport to get another load, you debrief yourself, as honestly as possible. Kidding yourself doesn't help. A good sense of humor helps to mitigate the frustration. I'm always looking for 100%"On target, on line" assessment from the Air Attack above and after the season, I still think about few drops where I should have done a better job. We' ll try again next fire season...

Jerome

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Absolutely loving your content Tom, would you be open to allowing us to share it with our 60k+ audience as well?

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@Michael521217

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@Michael521217

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Try it again. Should work.

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Tom, I enjoy your articles and insight. I tried following on Twitter but that has me blocked for some reason.

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What's your handle on Twitter? I'll check on that.

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What a unique opportunity to share the evening with professionals from a truly unique and impactful profession. Thank you for sharing a part of your evening with us!

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