Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Eric Harris, U.S. Air Force
A U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service King Air lead plane guides a C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing during firefighting operations in Scurry County, Texas, April 27, 2011. The lead planes guide aircraft to ensure that the fire retardant is dispensed where it is needed. Wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1,000 square miles of land.