Five MD-87’s at Madras

MD-87 air tankers Madras oregon

Tom Brown found five Erickson Aero Tanker MD-87’s at Madras, Oregon on May 5 and was able to grab this photo of all of them.

Thanks Tom!

In June, 2016 I also saw five of Erickson’s MD-87’s at Madras. They were parked in single file and my 24mm lens was not wide enough to get them all. The one missing in the photo below also had “Spanair” on the side.

Erickson bought at least seven MD-87’s. They began flying two of them as air tankers in 2014.

MD-87 air tankers Madras oregon
MD-87’s at Madras, Oregon June 13, 2016. Photo by Bill Gabbert.

 

 

One thought on “Five MD-87’s at Madras”

  1. As air tankers get larger, fires get larger. As larger air tankers become more numerous, that must mean we’ll see more large fires.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *