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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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Aviation related topics / Re: Cow went head to head with a ...... Helicopter
« Last post by MelvinGuthard on November 25, 2016, 07:22:37 AM »
I can tell you that cows are definitely smarter than they look and can turn on you at any moment when your back is turned so be careful.
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on November 07, 2016, 07:54:55 PM »
ok, I'd like to take a look at this more closely - check your messages on the board here
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Baradium on November 04, 2016, 06:28:36 PM »
something I might be able to do seasonally? or is it year round, have to move there type of job?

There are seasonal jobs, but the ones I was thinking about are year round but rotation type (1st-15th or 16th-30th each month and you can swap out with others).  They like to hire people who live there but you are able to jumpseat and commuting is common, so you could live anywhere you wanted on your off days.  Housing is provided in the bush when you are on shift for that type of work.
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Plthijnx on October 28, 2016, 04:01:20 AM »
something I might be able to do seasonally? or is it year round, have to move there type of job?
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Aviation related topics / Re: MOOC @ Embry-Riddle
« Last post by YawningMan on October 25, 2016, 02:20:57 PM »
I only just noticed this post. I know that the Strassers have come up with a powerpoint that had a great image for regulations. Some poking around should help find the rest. The entire archive is not kept on the website, presumably to encourage sales of their books.

I digress. Let's take a look.

Okay, here's where you'll find the powerpoint:
http://www.chickenwingscomics.com/cw-goodies/free-stuff/

If I have more time, I'll poke around later. I'm on break in class.
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General Discussion / Re: Medicals & DWI's don't mix
« Last post by Baradium on October 11, 2016, 08:21:37 PM »
Thanks! now I just have to find a job  ::) I kind of have one but it's inconsistent so i'm doing to do both engineering and flying until I can find something solid

Let me know if you decide you want to move north,  lots of flying jobs in AK.
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