Flying around the Whittier Fire burn area, John Wiley thought it would look worse.
With the Whittier Fire increasingly coming under control, John Wiley came across information about wildfire trends
Here are some aerial shots of the Whittier fire over the Gaviota Pass and flaring up the North slope.
Five days brought contrasting sights for John Wiley, from spotting a blue whale in the Channel to yesterday's orange sky.
Flying in from Santa Cruz Island, John Wiley was startled to see this monster plume of the Alamo Fire.
Glimpses of the future and past from John Wiley's local flights.
People took refreshing Santa Ynez River dips last weekend when John Wiley flew past.
There's a new "suburb" of Summerland in these pics from John Wiley's recent flight.