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« on: September 27, 2009, 11:56:52 PM »

CAL FIRE OV-10A seen here departing Fox Field, Lancaster, CA.

CAL FIRE currently operates a fleet of 13 OV-10 aircraft.  CAL FIRE uses the OV-10As as command and control of aircraft on wildland fires. The crew provides tactical coordination with the incident commander on the ground, providing information on the movement and spread of the fire. The OV-10A crew then directs CAL FIREs airtanker and helicopter pilots on where to make their retardant and water drops.


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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 08:53:44 AM »

Wow, great looking bird!
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 07:58:40 PM »


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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 10:53:42 AM »

Departing Willie last year.


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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 06:34:44 AM »

Wow. What a great image. I've seen this air tanker on the ground but never in the air. I'm envious.
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2009, 03:54:38 PM »

General William J. Fox Airfield "Fox Field" (WJF, KWJF), Lancaster, CA

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Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe
Helitanker 718

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 06:03:46 PM »

General William J. Fox Airfield "Fox Field" (WJF, KWJF), Lancaster, CA

Helicopter Transport Services
Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe
Helitanker 718

Wow .. Just, Wow...  Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 07:37:28 PM »

Great shot Matt!
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009, 07:45:47 PM »

Wow .. Just, Wow...  Shocked

Great shot Matt!

Thanks guys!!  I took this shot the day we arrived at Fox Field.  Luckily it was moving day (Mojave to Fox Field), so I had my camera with me (normally I was leaving it in my hotel room).
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 07:54:52 PM »

Siller Bros. S-64E N4037S Station Fire




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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2009, 07:51:51 AM »

Whoa, that hover shot is bloody marvelous!
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2009, 04:39:26 PM »

Damon: those are awesome images.
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2009, 10:25:15 PM »

Skycrane Abstract:


Demo Drop at AirVenture 2009
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2010, 06:40:24 PM »

Thanks James and Ned!
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2010, 10:52:25 PM »

Here's an Air Tractor 802, being used to spread a dust suppression mixture on some construction graded dirt plot, as a demo for the company which makes the mixture.  The aircraft being used is a standard fire fighting AT-802.
The location wasn't so good with the powerlines and houses in the background, but you take what your dealt.

Thanks Joe C. for the info on this event, the location and time.  Got a nice free lunch out of it also.


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