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Take A ride On A Fire Fighting Airplane

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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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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    BrentN Kelso Active Member

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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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    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wow! That was terrific! Beautiful cinematography!
     
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    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Very cool! Thank you. :thumbup:
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Where are the water intakes located on the plane?
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Great video also.
     
  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Cool Vid!! Thanks!!
     
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    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    just in front of the step
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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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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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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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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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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