747 returning from assignment in Bolivia

747 supertanker Bolivia
File photo of Air Tanker 944 at Viru Viru International Airport in Bolivia. Global Supertanker photo.

The 747 Supertanker (GST944) has completed its assignment assisting the firefighters in Bolivia. It is scheduled to fly  back to U.S. Monday night after arriving in South America on August 23.

Tanker 944 is scheduled to depart from Viru Viru Int’l (VVI) at 3:06 PM MDT Monday October 14 heading for San Bernardino International (SBD) with an estimated arrival at 12:04 AM PDT Tuesday October 15. (UPDATE: it appears the departure will be delayed, and the aircraft will probably arrive at SBD Tuesday afternoon.)

4 thoughts on “747 returning from assignment in Bolivia”

  1. Hopefully there will be follow-up articles on T 744 adventure. Following it’s (744) daily flights working fires in Bolivia. It appears to have set a few records for gallons delivered and continues daily sorties without interruption.

  2. There is so much to thank to the american government, to the people that worked fighting the fires and to the people who had the initiative of getting this beautiful plane into Bolivia.

    1. Thank to the American government ?
      It was RENTED. Not given freely.
      Your response is so condescending…

      It was the government of Bolivia under the leadership of Evo Morales that made that possible. It was NOT charity, but a service that was provided – for a fee- to Bolivia.

      Like anything else in the capitalist world: services were rendered, payment was done in millions of dollar and the story ends there.

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