Fire bombers

Ongoing discussions regarding other fire dispatching in San Diego County including Heartland, NorthComm, Monte Vista, etc. Topics about general wildland fire scanning are also welcome here.
ChrisK
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Fire bombers

Postby ChrisK » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:38 pm

Does anybody know if the air tankers the County is leasing for the fire season have arrived in the area yet? Also, where are they based, or going to be based if they aren't here yet? Since it sounds like the CDF isn't very happy about them being here, I can't see them being based at the Ramona Air Attack Base.

Rescue Pooh
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Postby Rescue Pooh » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:55 pm

From what I've heard the County will be receiving 2 Super Scoopers in Sept. and 1 Lead Plane in Aug. Have'nt heard where they will be based.

OUTLAW
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Postby OUTLAW » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:20 am

They will be based at Ramona

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Postby Rescue Pooh » Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:18 pm

Thanks Outlaw

OUTLAW
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Postby OUTLAW » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:35 pm

The CL-415's should be in Ramona some time on 9-12-2008

ChrisK
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Postby ChrisK » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:39 pm

Thanks for the update!

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Postby RescueKujo » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:51 pm

Thanks. As I'm in LA this weekend and saw LA County's planes, I started wondering myself.

OUTLAW
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Postby OUTLAW » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:02 am

If one, would happen to find themselves on fiesta island on 9-16-2008 at 1:30pm, they might encounter a demonstration of two CL-415's and air attack 690 for the media.

ChrisK
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Postby ChrisK » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:17 am

I might just find myself there. Thanks!

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Postby ChrisK » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:22 am

I just discovered that what was the Canadair CL-415 is now known as the Bombardier 415, built by Bombardier Amphibious Aircraft, and marketed in the U.S. as the Superscooper.


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