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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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445 viewsAirline: Erickson Aero TankerType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USAJust on the edge of the airport fencing this seven struggles to make it home again.
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455 viewsAirline: Erickson Aero TankersType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USAApproaching from downwind and the South to line up for the runway 22 at Roberts Field.
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659 viewsAirline: Neptune AviationType: BAE-146Registration: N471NAAirport: MFRCity: MedfordState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: July 30, 2013Engine intake covers installed sitting out the night alongside two DC-7's and two P-2's. You can see Neptune tanker 45 in the background parked at a remote location.
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772 viewsAirline: Neptune AviationType: BAE-146Registration: N471NAAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: August 1, 2013Back from a drop about 20 miles Northwest of the airport. The BAE-146 is now considered the next generation airtanker. Soon the MD-87 of Erickson Aero tanker will also join the jet fleets.
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456 viewsAirline: Erickson Aero TankersType: DC-7Registration: N401USAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: July 31, 2013Evening sun came out just before sunset as the seven sits at loading pit 3 for a possible morning sortie.
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368 viewsAirline: Conair AviationType: Convair 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: RDMCity: RedmondState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: July 31, 2013Evening light after a light rain shower and just in time to catch the rainbow.
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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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434 viewsAirline: Butler AviationType: DC-7BRegistration: N838D, N401USAirport: MFRCity: MedfordState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: August 9, 2012Rare sight as I snapped the shutter quickly when I seen tanker 60 outbound and 62 inbound as they pass to the North of Roxy Ann Peak at about 2,500 feet just 3 miles NE of the airfield.
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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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391 viewsAirline: NEPTUNE AVIATIONType: P2V-5FRegistration: N96264Airport: LMTCity: KLAMATH FALLSState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Nothing like a clean starting R-3350 to give you an idea how inefficient the engine oil usage is on these large radial engines. The jet engine on each wing has a hydraulic driven inlet door that closes when not in use so the turbines do not windmill inflight causing bearing failure.
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391 viewsAirline: NEPTUNE AVIATIONType: N/ARegistration: N/AAirport: LMTCity: KLAMATH FALLSState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 8, 2012Neptune has a rather appropriately decorated maitenance trailer located here at LMT while both Tanker 12 and 40 are temporarily based.
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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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379 viewsAirline: CONAIR AVIATIONType: CONVAIR 580Registration: C-GYXCAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012This year the Canadian airtankers are flying South in support of a dwindling US airtanker fleet. Some types already in action are several Sakatchewan and Conair Convair 580's, the Martin Mars, and a few CL-215's. There soon may even be an L-188 in the upper Washington state region.
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418 viewsAirline: BUTLER AVIATIONType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Approaching 7:17pm as the last of the tanker flights tanker 62 will sleep well in Meford tonight.
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398 viewsAirline: Butler AviationType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MEDFORDState: OREGONCountry: USADate Taken: AUGUST 9, 2012Settling in for the night I take a last shot with my camera sitting under the chain link fence.
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407 viewsAirline: Butler AviationType: DC-7BRegistration: N401USAirport: MFRCity: MedfordState: OregonCountry: USADate Taken: August 9, 2012It never gets old witnessing one of the last version of the Douglas props still earning a living. Hats off to Butler for their persistence in maintaining a fully active fleet of three DC-7's. Tanker 60,62, and 66.
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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.
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