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jayunited
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A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:24 pm

Fire fighters out west battling a wild fire, the spotter comes through first followed by the DC-10 tanker. We've seen videos before but this time these fire fighters are close to the action.

https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/stat ... 36960?s=20
 
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Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:26 pm

Awesome! Thanks for putting that up, should be used to recruit firemen.

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Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:01 pm

Wonderful. How fast were they going?
 
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Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:12 am

MrBretz wrote:
Wonderful. How fast were they going?


If you can figure out the flap setting by looking then you can determine the maximum speed based on flap limit speeds.
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Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:15 am

We are all just fanboys, our opinions don't make or break businesses.
 
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Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:48 am

Wow. Thanks for sharing this!
 
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Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:12 am

Thanks for the link to the video.

One of my best buds just retired 4 days ago and he did this kind of work prior to coming to CO. When we chatted Friday, he talked about his fire fighting days and expressed how glad he was to not to have flown more fire seasons.
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Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:35 am

Wait... there are wildfires? I thought COVID was the only danger. Awesome clip!
 
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Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:55 pm

Just witnessed a whole other world for an aviation enthusiast! The DC-10 is the epitome of wide-bodies (with the L-1011!)
 
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Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:53 pm

jayunited wrote:
Fire fighters out west battling a wild fire, the spotter comes through first followed by the DC-10 tanker. We've seen videos before but this time these fire fighters are close to the action.

https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/stat ... 36960?s=20


And just imagine how much more impressive that video would have been in landscape. Videos taken in portrait mode are painful to watch.
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