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VLAT drops on a small 7 acre fire in Arizona

Most of us have seen videos of the DC-10 air tankers dropping massive loads of retardant stretched out over thousands of feet of fireline, as seen in this excellent video by Tim Walton, or this one on the Lost Fire, but the video below is very different. It shows Tanker 911 dropping a very small fraction of its 11,600-gallon load on a seven-acre fire below Pinal Peak near Globe, Arizona ( More...

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joel wiley 2
Thanks for the post. Good video. Looks like overkill initially, but comments on it add perspective and additional aviation relation.
Toby Sharp 1
Super cool....I wonder how the turbulence is from the mountains, wind, and heat! Awesome Video, Thanks Chip!


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