On the cover: Pilot Marco Gnos and his Bell 205A-1, operated by Summit Helicopters, departs Arizona’s Payson Airport (KPAN) after refueling to return to the Polles Fire, a wildfire burning about 11 miles west. A resident of Arizona, writer/photographer Mark Bennett documents that state’s busy fire season in a photo essay on p. 48.
Photographer: Mark Bennett
Helicopter: Bell 205A-1
Location: Payson Airport (KPAN)