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503 viewsAirline: Erikson Aero TankersType: DC-7BRegistration: N838DAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: July 31, 2013Relocating from Medford due to the airport poor visibility as smoke chokes the city with visibility less than a mile.
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439 viewsAirline: USFSType: Shorts 330-200 "C-23" Sherpa Registration: N175ZAirport: RDMCity: Redmond State: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: Aug 25, 2013This ship did four or five runs to transport "ground pounders" or "boots" better known as smoke jumpers to the fire location.
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339 viewsAirline: Neptune AviationType: BAE-146Registration: N471NAAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: August 1, 2013Departing to a fire about 20 miles away. It was a 45 minute turn for both the Convair 580 and the Avro.
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919 viewsAirline: BUTLER AVIATIONType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Wasting little time she scoops up the junk and heads out to the Barry fire 90 miles away.
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504 viewsAirline: BUTLER AVIATIONType: DC-7BRegistration: N838DAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012About 45 minutes after takeoff tanker 60 returns to MFR for another load of retardant. The Barry point fire is located approximately 90 miles East of the tanker base.
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412 viewsAirline: NEPTUNE AVIATIONType: P2V-5FRegistration: N96264Airport: LMTCity: KLAMATH FALLSState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 8, 2012Banking around to the East of Klamath Falls heading about 40 miles away. This fire has been hard to tackle as the smoke it creates has been lingering in the valley where it's located. Not until winds can develop and move the smoke can the airtankers begin their assault.
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420 viewsAirline: NEPTUNE AVIATIONType: P2V-5FRegistration: N96264Airport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Tanker 12 departs in the evening and swings the gear up off to the Barry fire about 90 miles to the East. Tankers 12,60,62, and 42 were all used in this effort.
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407 viewsAirline: NEPTUNE AVIATIONType: P2V-5FRegistration: N96264Airport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Second out of the loading pit tanker 12 taxis out at the Medford tanker base for the 90 mile trip to the Barry fire east of Klamath Falls, OR. The Klamath tanker base was closed approx. 4:30pm for runway improvements which added another 50 miles to the one way trips.
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428 viewsAirline: NEPTUNE AVIATIONType: P2V-5F Registration: N96264Airport: LMTCity: KLAMATH FALLSState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Finally after sitting all day, around 3:45pm the smoke at the fire has lifted enough to make some drops. Unfortunately after the Convair and Neptune departed the airport closed for runway repairs... Great timing!
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380 viewsAirline: Tanker 61 Memorial AssociationType: DC-7BAirport: LMTCity: KLAMATH FALLSState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 8, 2012Honoring the memory of airtanker pilots Chuck Sheridan and Leonard Martin the Tanker 61 Memorial / Museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge of aerial firefighting techniques and history. The platform offers an unabstructed view of the ramp and daily ANG F-15 operations.
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486 viewsAirline: CONAIR AVIATIONType: CONVAIR 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Tanker 42 from Canada makes her way to a fire just South of Medford about 12 miles and is soon back for another load follwing a couple DC-7's and a Neptune to the Barry fire farther East.
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412 viewsAirline: CONAIR AVIATIONType: CONVAIR 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Returning a second time from a fire 12 miles South of Medford near the California border. Unlike the DC-7 restrictions only allowing them to fly over non-federal lands the Canadian Convair has free reign and is used more frequently.
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389 viewsAirline: Neptune Aviation Inc.Type: Lockheed P2V-7 NeptuneRegistration: N14447Airport: JEFFCO tanker baseCity: Broomsfield State: ColoradoCountry: USADate Taken: 2002-2003 seasonThis aircraft crashed yesterday while working the "Whitrock Fire" in Western Utah claiming the lives of both crew members. May they rest in peace and our hearts go out the the families of these proud men. This is a scan taken from a Kodak negative.
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1334 viewsAirline: Eastern airlines (Historic Flight Foundation)Type: DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: CLTCity: CharlotteState: North CarolinaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2011Entering the Charlotte museum ramp area as the local fire trucks water cannon salute the DC-7 with Captain Sullenberg and F/O Skiles on board. Charlotte museum is home to the "Miracle on the Hudson" A-320 airframe that ditched after bird strikes to both engines.
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391 viewsAirline: Eastern airlines (Historic Flight Foundation)Type: DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: CLTCity: CharlotteState: North CarolinaCountry: USADate Taken: November 18, 2011Touching down on 18C the longest runway at Charlotte. Several fire trucks followed the seven down the taxiways to the museum. Number three engine was feathered during their circuit back to the airport.
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411 viewsAirline: Liberty FoundationType: Boeing B-17 Flying FortressRegistration: N390TH 297849Airport: inflightCity: AtlantaState: GeorgiaCountry: USADate Taken: 2009Vintage 1944 warbird flight showing two of the four Wright Cyclone R-1820s each with 1,200 horsepower cruises over downtown Atlanta. Unfortunately on June 13, 2011 this aircraft made an emergency landing in a cornfield just after takeoff in Aurora, Illinois and was destroyed by fire. The accident happened right after the plane took off from the Aurora Municipal Airport and the plane landed in an Oswego cornfield outside Chicago.
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412 viewsAirline: Hawkins and Powers AviationType: Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer Registration: N2871GAirport: JEFFCOCity: BroomsfieldState: ColoradoCountry: USADate Taken: 2002-2003 seasonOne of the rare airframes that flew fire missions was this four engined heavy tanker 121 in its own unique paint scheme.
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406 viewsAirline: Aero UnionType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N62297Airport: ALMCity: AlamagordoState: New MexicoCountry: USADate Taken: 2002-2003 seasonThe only Aero Union DC-4 every to carry the same livery as the P-2 Orions. This aircraft was later sold to Buffalo Air cargo in Canada. Station at ALM was a turbo DC-3, DC-6, DC-4, P-2, P-3, and a Sikorsy Skycrane.
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399 viewsAirline: Neptune Aviation Inc.Type: Lockheed SP-2H NeptuneRegistration: N4235NAirport: JEFFCOCity: BroomfieldState: ColoradoCountry: USADate Taken: 2002-2003 seasonOne of my last airtanker excursions not long before the wings of the C-130A and a Privateer failed which grounded a majority of the heavy airtankers.
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361 viewsAirline: EasternType: Douglas DC-7BRegistration: N836DAirport: OPFCity: Opa LockaState: FloridaCountry: USADate Taken: January 14, 2011Shot at just the right time to catch some Wright R-3350 raw fuel and oil catch fire while the crew starts all four engines after pre-oiling them.
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399 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N3054VAirport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010This DC-4 used to fly for Aero Flight as a water bomber with a belly tank to carry fire retardant. Before that it was an airtanker for Aero Union and in 1976 had a special bicentennial paint scheme applied with registration N76AU "Spirit of America".
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411 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Settling down on runway 2 left after a smooth flight from Shungnak. This DC-4 has proven itself now for over 60 years. I actually shot photos and video of this aircraft during Florida's forest fires in 1998 at Lake City.
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348 viewsAirline: Brooks Air FuelType: Douglas DC-4Registration: N96358Airport: FAICity: FairbanksState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 14, 2010Brooks Fuel delivers petroleum products to rural communities and miners using the Douglas DC-4 Skymaster N96358. The other DC-4 N3054V is used strictly as a cargo ship. Brooks Fuel has been in business since 1986. Both aircraft are still in the paint scheme of their previous owner Aero Flight who used them as forestry airtankers to slow fire advancement.
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376 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N9056RAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 8, 2010In 1956 this DC-6 flew for Canadian Pacific airlines and later became an airtanker, fitted with a large belly tank to drop fire retardent or "slury" on forest fires. It flew as a tanker for Securite Civile in France who flew several DC-6's and now fly mostly CL-215's. Later moving on to Conair,a Canadian forestry airtanker service, in 1988 for fires throughout the Providences before being purchased by Everts in 2000 as Conair has mostly transitioned to Convair 580 turboprop tankers.
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334 viewsAirline: Everts Air CargoType: Douglas DC-6Registration: N9056RAirport: ANCCity: AnchorageState: AlaskaCountry: USADate Taken: May 10, 2010In 1956 this DC-6 flew for Canadian Pacific airlines and later became an airtanker, fitted with a large belly tank to drop fire retardent or "slury" on forest fires. It flew as a tanker for Securite Civile in France who flew several DC-6's and now fly mostly CL-215's. Later moving on to Conair,a Canadian forestry airtanker service, in 1988 for fires throughout the Providences before being purchased by Everts in 2000 as Conair has mostly transitioned to Convair 580 turboprop tankers.
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