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.
mike
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Postby mike » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:58 pm

I think this might be a vid of it in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CF20sD6mJ0

OUTLAW
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Postby OUTLAW » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:52 pm

The CL 415's are not a Cal-fire resource and will not be listed on the morning report. San Diego helicopters 1&2 and the forest service helicopter
538 are not listed on the morning report. The 415's have been carded by Cal-fire and USFS and will be available to both agencies.


2912n Nice photo you caught the overflow out of the tank just under the wing. one of my pet peeves with helicopters & 415's is that you very seldom get a full load out of them. it will be interesting to watch how often we see water coming out of the overflow.

ChrisK
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Postby ChrisK » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:13 am

This morning's Cal Fire morning report listed "two CL-415's" in the list of available resources, along with "two copters, Copter 12 and Copter 538."

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Postby ChrisK » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:18 am

Also in today's morning report was "one state and one local air attack."

They are not consistent in listing these resources. Yesterday, the additional air attack and the 415's were not included.

glamisrat
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Postby glamisrat » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:10 pm

I was at the Ramona airport today. The canadian aircraft are very large compared to the CDF S-2's. I wasn't expecting them to be that massive. The crews were kicking backing in chairs in the shade under the wings. I'm planning on going back soon, if they are under the wings again, I'm gonna see if they'll give me a tour inside.

ChrisK
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Postby ChrisK » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:38 am

It's interesting how Cal Fire keeps changing how they deal with the extra resources in their morning report. This morning's report listed "two air attacks, four tankers, three copters, and two scoopers."

800
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Postby 800 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:20 pm

ChrisK wrote:It's interesting how Cal Fire keeps changing how they deal with the extra resources in their morning report. This morning's report listed "two air attacks, four tankers, three copters, and two scoopers."


"Your Mileage May Vary." :D

PStuart
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Postby PStuart » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:56 pm

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/1767122 ... =mainclick

"Super Scoopers Make Firefighting Debut" --NBC739

Brian
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Re: Fire bombers

Postby Brian » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:04 pm

some nice up close photos of the superscoopers.

Ramona AAB CL-415 Superscoopers
http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/Photos/20080914/

mike
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Re: Fire bombers

Postby mike » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:05 pm

Wow :mrgreen:


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