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Offline regulate

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747 Super Tanker in action
« on: September 06, 2017, 07:24:08 PM »
About 20 miles east of my house a couple of days ago.

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Re: 747 Super Tanker in action
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 10:47:47 PM »
Cool.    Though I just read somewhere here on the net that the Forrest Service hadn't certified the 744.

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Re: 747 Super Tanker in action
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 01:15:53 AM »
They have a contract to work on CALFIRE fires.  They can't touch any fire under federal jurisdiction until they have passed the cup test and the plane and crews have been carded by the USFS.  One of the big sticking points in the Evergreen tanker was the weight of the retardant.  The USFS has paid a lot of attention to aircraft fatigue since a C-130A and PB4Y owned by Hawkins & Powers had wing failures during drops.   
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