Above: MAFFS #2 reloads at the new temporary retardant base at the Colorado Springs Airport. Screen grab from the video below.
A new temporary fire retardant base has been set up at the Colorado Springs Airport. A spokesperson for the airport told us that it can handle Very Large Air Tankers such as the DC-10 and 747. In the video below one of the DC-10’s can be seen in the background.
The @forestservice has been busy at COS to support multiple wildfires in the area, including the #SpringFire. This is a C-130 equipped with a Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System to act as an air tanker. pic.twitter.com/kfkzb0i3PU
— CO Springs Airport (@COSAirport) July 2, 2018
This is part of a joint effort between the Colorado Springs Airport, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Fort Carson to provide a reload facility in the area.