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N838D_MFR_8-09-12_edited-1.jpg
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.
N401US_nose_running.jpg
407 viewsAirline: Butler AviationType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MedfordState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: August 9, 2012It's great to see an old airliner in use still with plexiglass windows not blocked out like most ageing cargo planes were. Below you can see the retardant hose that is fed up to the aircraft with the help of small wheeled dollies.
N14447_JeffcoT-11_starting~0.jpg
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.
N3054V_FAI_5-14-10.jpg
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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