747 Firefighting

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747 Firefighting

Post by pelmet » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:13 pm

Been a very busy firefighting season(although I hear that the NWT firefighters are twiddling their thumbs with a wet season and no outside work). Here is some interesting pics and footage of a variety of aircraft.

http://www.fox4news.com/news/fort-worth ... -wildfires

I have been lucky. Most of my GA flights out west have been when the smoke was blowing in other directions and relatively clear.
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Re: 747 Firefighting

Post by pelmet » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:24 pm

Picture of an MD-80 tanker in this article about the shortage of firebombers...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... smartbrief
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Re: 747 Firefighting

Post by C.W.E. » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:33 pm

Fire bombing is an interesting job when you are actively working on fires, however there can be long periods of doing nothing except sitting at a fire base waiting to be dispatched on a fire.

It also pays a fairly good wage.
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Re: 747 Firefighting

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