so I'm looking into getting my ppl soon to get started in aviation. I'm going for a career in aerial firefighting, I live in California so... the most logical thing to do was to go to cal fire's website and look at career options, but alas they don't say anything about aerial firefighting except that all of their air tactical pilots are employed through DynCorp, so... I go to DynCorp's website to see what they got, but all it gives me are the requirements, (and there's a lot of them), so I start reading through them and there's a bunch of different licenses I have to get and a ton of flight hours in various different aircraft. So then I started looking for a way to get all those flight hours, but all I could find out is that I need to get jobs specific to those requirements and build flight hours I guess. so then I look for jobs in my area but again, there isn't anything. if any of you are employed in this field, please let me know how you got there and what is required, and if there is a more clear path to this career.