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Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« on: August 29, 2009, 11:25:19 PM »
 Just wanted to post em in one place. Station fire today.
















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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 12:47:19 AM »
We could see the firelines this evening.  All the way from Lomita!!!  Great shots Skip.
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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 06:14:56 AM »
Very nice.  8)
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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 03:24:04 PM »
Great shots ;)

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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 11:38:51 PM »
Those fire-fighting helos are seeing some heavy duty action...and Skip to cover ALL of it.  Excellent shooting! <thumbup>

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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 12:06:48 AM »
Just wanted to post em in one place. Station fire today.




Is this Tanker 911's first use?

DC-10-40 IIRC, no?

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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 06:43:09 AM »
The calm before the storm... 0530 at HR Air Attack.


Siller Bros at rest, with the Oak Glen III Fire raging in the distance. And Tanker 75 out of Paso Robles, overnighting with our hometown Trackers in anticipation of a fight today.
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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 08:07:00 AM »
Does anyone know if they were using both of the the DC-10's? 910 and 911 or just 911 which is the newet one.
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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009, 08:14:18 AM »
I know for a fact they were using both because on the Oak Glen Fire they actually both came in. Although 910 was there several times and 911 just came in once. :)
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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2009, 05:59:49 PM »
I know for a fact they were using both because on the Oak Glen Fire they actually both came in. Although 910 was there several times and 911 just came in once. :)

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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2009, 06:00:52 PM »
The calm before the storm... 0530 at HR Air Attack.


Siller Bros at rest, with the Oak Glen III Fire raging in the distance. And Tanker 75 out of Paso Robles, overnighting with our hometown Trackers in anticipation of a fight today.

That first one is great ;)

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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2009, 06:03:53 PM »
Bloody 'ell, Skip - incredible shots, Sir !!

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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2009, 06:48:42 PM »
A couple of Calfire (I think, at least) contract 205A-1s dipping across from Camp 11 in Soledad Canyon.
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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2009, 06:52:38 PM »
A couple of Calfire (I think, at least) contract 205A-1s dipping across from Camp 11 in Soledad Canyon.

Great set ;)

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Re: Firefighting Aircraft pics....
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2009, 07:20:08 PM »
Where I was down in Soledad Canyon gave me no vantage to where 910 was dropping, so I don't have nice clear pics like Skip got, but these, from his multiple orbits overhead, were the best I could do. Even though he was high, at least he gave me a nice bank angle....
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