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Aviation related topics / Re: Turboprop Water Bomber
« Last post by Baradium on June 26, 2017, 12:52:34 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3TiSTtET7E   

This is video (not by me so not my fault they didn't know to turn their phone sideways) of water being dropped on a fire I was fighting a couple weeks ago.   I'm not familiar with the model of these aircraft though.   We had both of those doing circuits to a nearby lake as well as a helitack and a convair made a single trip out.   There's also a good video somewhere of them dipping from the lake.
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Aviation related topics / Turboprop Water Bomber
« Last post by Ragwing on June 22, 2017, 09:39:05 PM »
this video of a CL-415 took place in Portugal and the crew was getting water from Rio Douro.
There were only 90 CL-415's built

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXBw2Za_O4c#action=share
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Aviation related topics / Re: 747 air tanker receives federal approval
« Last post by Ragwing on June 02, 2017, 01:48:47 PM »
Evergreen filed for bankruptcy and the sale of the 747-200 tanker (N470EV) was frozen in December 2013 and was sitting intact but idle.
In 2015 Global SuperTanker Services transferred the sprayer from the stored 747-200 into a 747-400BCF
The -400 has improved engines and will out perform the -200. 

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Aviation related topics / Re: 747 air tanker receives federal approval
« Last post by Baradium on May 28, 2017, 10:41:19 PM »
The boast about the most minor things
747-200 carries 19,200 gallons
747-400 carries 19,600 gallons
Only 400 gallons more

Didn't the -200 get scrapped though?

The problems still remain with these large tankers that they aren't exactly the best for a lot of the terrain fire can be found in.  They're pretty good for a lot of places we have in Alaska I think though.   
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Aviation related topics / Re: 747 air tanker receives federal approval
« Last post by Ragwing on May 26, 2017, 08:12:16 PM »
The boast about the most minor things
747-200 carries 19,200 gallons
747-400 carries 19,600 gallons
Only 400 gallons more
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Aviation related topics / Last Day for Turbine Eagle Survey $100 Gift Cards
« Last post by MattB on May 01, 2017, 05:10:04 PM »
Hey everyone! Thank you to those of you who filled out the Turbine Eagle survey. For those who have not, there is still a 1/57 chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. All the while, learning about a cool new remanufactured plane. Survey is closed 08:30 EST tomorrow. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/turbineeaglesurvey
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Hi everyone, it would be great to get feedback from some operators of various GA models I threw together a survey regarding a remanufactured Cessna 421C/414A. It has some cool information about the new model, called "Turbine Eagle," and respondents enter a drawing to receive one of five $100 Amazon gift cards.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/turbineeaglesurvey
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Aviation related topics / Re: 747 air tanker receives federal approval
« Last post by Baradium on January 15, 2017, 11:32:34 PM »
I didn't know that a -400 had been converted.  I know it'll be higher, but how does that number compare to the evergreen 747 air tanker?
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Aviation related topics / 747 air tanker receives federal approval
« Last post by Ragwing on January 13, 2017, 05:31:27 AM »
http://fireaviation.com/2017/01/09/747-air-tanker-receives-federal-approval/

The 747 SuperTanker has received interim approval from the Interagency Airtanker Board (IAB) on January 6, 2017

The 747 can hold 19,200 gallons, much more than any other air tanker.
For comparison, the DC-10 very large air tanker carries 11,600 gallons, while the BAe-146, RJ85, and C-130 hold up to 3,000 to 3,500 gallons. The P2V Korean War vintage aircraft that has been the workhorse air tanker for decades usually carries less than 2,000 gallons. The S-2T used by CAL FIRE holds up to 1,200 gallons.

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Current Strip / Safety Posters
« Last post by Baradium on December 10, 2016, 02:46:34 AM »
I collect International (the company, also known as IH or IHC) memorabilia and vehicles.    One of the things I have is a deck of playing cards.    The unique thing about them is that they were safety cards given to plant workers.  The face side of each card has a different safety cartoon on it (as well as indicating which card it is of course).    I don't know how much it'd cost to print playing cards, but I do believe I'd rather like a set of chicken wings playing cards, safety or otherwise.   
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