Tim Crippin got these excellent shots of air tankers that were at Medford, Oregon July 27, 2019 supporting the Milepost 97 Fire south of Canyonville. Thanks Tim! The fire has burned 12,578 acres since it started on July 24, 2019.
Above: Tanker 105 at McClellan Air Field, August 5, 2017. It is a good view of the external tank, or pod, that was fabricated and installed below the retardant tank doors, which lowered the release point by 46 inches. The intent was to keep the flow of the retardant away from the engines. Photo by John Vogel.
(Originally published at 6:04 p.m. MDT August 5, 2017)
John Vogel shot these excellent photos on August 5 of air tankers at McClellan Air Field near Sacramento.
Above: Tanker 62 in Madras, OR.
Todd McKinley shot these photos June 29 at various locations in Oregon. Thanks Todd!
Above: Tanker 162 at Medford, Oregon. Photo by Kristin Biechler.
Kristin Biechler sent us these photos of air tankers at Medford, Oregon. She said Tankers 62, 162, and 163 have busy there for the last few days.
Tim Crippin got this shot of Tanker 62 in Medford, sporting its new Erickson paint scheme. He said it was there for pre-season training. Thanks Tim.