Tim Crippin took these photos on July 31 of air tankers at Medford, Oregon. Thanks Tim!
In addition to the Canadian air tankers being assigned to Alaska (seven recently that we know of) there are three air tankers under contract with the U.S. Forest Service in the state, according to information we received from today from Jennifer Jones, a spokesperson for the agency:
- T-160 Aero-Flite RJ85
- T-10 Neptune BAe-146
- T-101 Aero Air MD87
Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Mike and John.
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Jerry Messinger sent us this excellent photo of Neptune’s Tanker 43, a P2V, that was taken during the June 6 sunset at Fort Huachuca Tanker Base, Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Jason Floyd sent us this photo, saying:
Drove by the Alamogordo, NM Airtanker Base this last weekend to see if they were ready. Much to my surprise Neptune had 4 P2V’s ready to go.
We shot some photos of two of Neptune’s P2Vs in Redding, August 7.