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Old 09-21-2013, 01:48 AM
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Water Bombing Forest Fires

Cool Vid my buddy sent me. He is a ground pounder and worked with these type planes up north some time back. (Words from the video) Water bombing forest fires Very courageous and skilled pilots. The shots
of the pilot wrestling with the controls is revealing...
The old company, Bombardier Aerospace, makes these. They don't 'motor
around" to fill the tanks---they touch down at approach speed, open the
fill scoops, add lots of power, and the tanks fill in seconds. There's
one scene in the film where you can see the two tank level gauges rapidly
go up. The
other neat thing is watching the magnitude of
the flight
control inputs, especially aileron, as they are maneuvering down
low---sometimes the pilot is literally going stop to stop.

Real flying!43 Grupo 2012

http://player.vimeo.com/video/48642618
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I have heard that the fire planes are a wild ride and take some sharp skills on the pilot's end.

Cal-Fire runs these two planes (among others) out of the airport (SBD) next door to my current project.

The pilots running these planes seem to fly them like fighter jets! It's definitely a sight to see when one of the DC-10's take off and cut across the tops of all the buildings here after no more than getting off the ground.
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Cool Vid my buddy sent me.
Thanks for the vid.....
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Nice video and great music!
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:28 AM
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:30 AM
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These pilots are awesome - I had a similar experience like the video below - but I my perspective was from the dock of the in laws summer place...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2nSRHbaEH0
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:57 AM
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I have heard that the fire planes are a wild ride and take some sharp skills on the pilot's end.

Cal-Fire runs these two planes (among others) out of the airport (SBD) next door to my current project.

The pilots running these planes seem to fly them like fighter jets! It's definitely a sight to see when one of the DC-10's take off and cut across the tops of all the buildings here after no more than getting off the ground.
03. They had like three of the DC-10's working the Rim fire in Ca. You can look it up at www.inciweb.com. Fire has burned 256,895 acres so far. These baby's can hold 12,000 gallons of water or retardant. Want to see some great vids. Look up MAFFS (Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System) working the Rim fire. Not DC-10's (C-130's) but you get the feel of what these guys have to deal with.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:00 PM
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By the way were are you working . Profile says your from Tx.
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