Back to Squawk list
  • 27

How the Fire Bomber On Floats Works

تم الإرسال
 
Envision taking off from a small uncontrolled airfield somewhere in the middle of no-where with a set of coordinates, a couple of frequencies, and a map. The mission is to fly as fast as you can direct to the fire, find a scoopable lake or river enroute, grab a load of water, and then proceed direct to the fire with load after load after load for the next three and a half hours. (www.avgeekery.com) المزيد...

Sort type: [Top] [Newest]


linbb
linbb 9
There were two twin engined scoopers flying on the 242 fire here by my house just north of Klamath Falls OR. Every day all day about five min or less apart in trail formation. Fire was less than two miles from my home. All was getting taken care of they were flying on a diffrent area suddenly they were coming right over my home due to a line jump. It came withing 50yds of my friends house that day. Without them many more homes would have been lost.
navydoc192
steven meyer 7
I would love to do a job like this. For a pilot who does not want to go to airline route, flying off floats and fighting fires would be a ball. As a commercial pilot it would be a great gig as well. I have flown for the Civil Air Patrol for many years and would love to extend that to float flying and fire fighting.
imaraigump
Iain Robertson 2
Fire Suppression flying is seasonal work..2-3 months max. Year-round Commercial float-plane flying? The B.C. coast, Northwestern Washington and the Maldives come to mind.
linbb
linbb 1
A friend sent me a video that was take by one of those who were flying on that fire that jumped could seem our home in the very first part. Had to evacuate for a few days the thought of loosing our retirement home and all belongings is an even no one needs to endure.
spdmrcht
Ron Lorenz 2
That's what they do and they are Damned Good at it!
TimLavoie
TimLavoie 2
A member of our local fire department flies the wheeled version of these in the summer fire season in western Canada. They sound like quite the sports car for handling when empty, and lots of grunt when full.
houseofgold
houseofgold 2
I was in Italy once and saw an airplane similar to this canadair CL-415 scouting water from the Ligurian sea. Seemed to work slick and quick. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-415
BluSTi
James Willich 1
I loved working with the bombers.

تسجيل الدخول

ليس لديك حساب؟ سجل الآن (مجانا) لتستمع بمميزات مخصصة، وتنبيهات الرحلات، وغير ذلك الكثير!
يستخدم موقع الويب هذا ملفات تعريف الارتباط. باستخدام موقع الويب هذا وعمل المزيد من عمليات التنقل خلاله، يعني هذا قبولك لملفات تعريف الارتباط.
استبعد
هل علمت بأن خاصية تتبع الرحلة التابعة لـFlightAware مدعومة بواسطة الإعلانات؟
يمكنك مساعدتنا بالإبقاء على موقع FlightAware مجاني بدون مقابل من خلال السماح بالإعلانات من موقع FlightAware.com. نحن نعمل بكل كد لجعل إعلاناتنا ملائمة ومناسبة وأن تكون هذه الإعلانات غير ملحوظة من أجل إنشاء تجربة رائعة. يمكن بكل سرعة وسهولة السماح لـإعلانات القائمة البيضاء الموجودة على FlightAware، أو الرجاء مراجعة الحسابات المميزة الخاصة بنا.
استبعد