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Tanker drop

Postby hemingray » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:50 pm

Awesome cockpit video of MAFFS 4 (CA Air National Guard C-130) dropping on the American Fire. He runs west along the North Fork American canyon, then turns east and drops just past Macedon Ridge as far as I can make out. Things look a little different than from on the roads!

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Re: Tanker drop

Postby Ken » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:59 pm

Friggin' awesome. This was last year at the Rubicon......hey...i'm going to fly my airplane into a mountain and then turn, drop some red crap.....around 2.30


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Re: Tanker drop

Postby hemingray » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:22 am

Tanker 89 is usually flown by Joe "Hoser" Satrapa - a legendary pilot, who first started training in Navy F-8 Crusaders in 1966! Great article here:

http://www.fencecheck.com/content/index ... ighty-Nine

Amazing career, and I love to hear him on the scanner at the beginning of the fire season - another year for Hoser.
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