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Aerial tankers and fires
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cody3553    Posted 07-20-2003 at 06:37:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the us air force reserve and air guard have 8 c-130 tankers ready to help but as you know its a money thing private tankers say we are taking there jobs not the way i see it i work on the 130,s and deploy with them we work with the fire agency on large fires plus my civialian job is acft mech also these tankers that are going down for most part is due to maintance thats sad when we get called up we cant even fly until 80% of civilian planes are off the ground last year prime example hayman fire we wacxthed as it burn till govs back yard was smoking guess what next morning at dawn we launched 8 and flew 8 for 16 hrs so if you have large fire close to home i do mean big you need to contact politicions and fire agency to push for help we fly training all the time so try to help spend tax dollars wisely and get goverment to use us


Willy-N    Posted 07-20-2003 at 19:47:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
We made use of the Privet Air tankers today again. If we did not have them these fires would get a lot bigger! Thanks for being there when needed. Mark H.


Clod    Posted 07-20-2003 at 09:08:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well..There are no forrest fires here I cant put out with a wet rag Cody.But I am proud that you AF guys are gungho about helping those civilians up there in need of some water from the sky.I know that is a dangerous job you folks do.


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