C-130’s at Fresno Saturday

MAFFS Tanker 116 Fresno
(Last Updated On: July 22, 2017)

Above: MAFFS 6 and Tanker 116 at Fresno, July 22, 2017. Photo by Mathew Kirkpatrick.

Mathew Kirkpatrick and L.S. Braun took these photos of four C-130 air tankers at Fresno July 22. Thanks Mathew and L.S.!

MAFFS air tanker Fresno
MAFFS 4 and 9 at Fresno, July 22, 2017. Photo by Mathew Kirkpatrick. Click to enlarge.
Tanker 116 Fresno
Tanker 116 on final approach at Fresno, July 22, 2017. Photo by L.S. Braun.
MAFFS 9 Fresno
MAFFS 9 on final approach at Fresno, July 22, 2017. Photo by L.S. Braun.

4 thoughts on “C-130’s at Fresno Saturday”

  1. Great to see a “civilian” C-130 back in Fresno. TBM’s Tanker 64(C-130, RADS Tank) was based there for years until 2001. Then all contracted Hercs were grounded after T-130 crash. What a shame. The 3 TBM Hercs (63, 64, 67) had modified wings and should not have never been grounded. Times changed; Now the USFS has contracts with Coulson and has a fleet of their own C-130’s. Eventually all these Hercs will have a RADS Tank which is a fantastic combination.

  2. CASS: Crews are Maffs trained. No Initial Attack Captain meaning they always need a Leadplane.
    The recent appearance of DRS and CASS in this industry is still a mystery.

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