Take A ride On A Fire Fighting Airplane

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  1. fredball

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    The old company, Bombardier Aerospace, makes these. They don’t ‘motor around” to fill the tanks---they touch down at approach speed, open the fill scoops, add lots of power, and the tanks fill in seconds. There’s one scene in the film where you can see the two tank level gauges rapidlygo up. The other neat thing is watching the magnitude of the flight control inputs, especially aileron, as they are maneuvering down low---sometimes the pilot is literally going stop to stop. Real flying!







    Very, very cool.......

    43 Grupo 2012 from Hidros on Vimeo<http://player.vimeo.com/video/48642618> Y


     
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    That is outstanding! I was camping at Osoyoos Lake a few years back while there were fires in the Okanogan NF, watched planes just like these filling up at the lake, way awesome. The roar of the engines as they (barely) lifted off the water is unforgettable. Thanks for posting!
     
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    Wow! That was terrific! Beautiful cinematography!
     
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    Very cool! Thank you. :thumbup:
     
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    Where are the water intakes located on the plane?
     
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    Great video also.
     
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    Cool Vid!! Thanks!!
     
  8. fredball

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    just in front of the step
     
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    You tube has many videos on fire fighting planes . Evergreen has a youtube video on a converted 747 tanker. Makes me want to buy one!!!
     
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    I had to come back and watch the video again. i spend You tube time watching the airplane videos.
     
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