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Lockheed C-130 Hercules (N130FF)

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KRDD - Coulson Air Tanker 131 departing Redding for a fire on I-5 south of Dunsmuir, CA 7-25-2017.

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Michael Hunke
Great shot!
Gary Schenauer
I "second" Michael's comment, T. A "most excellent" capture getting two of the trio of Coulson Hercs. Filling in all the *s for this click. Heckuva summer season, eh? There have been so many fires around our little city it is relatively safe around here now .. just about all the open areas in every direction have burned. There were various heli, SEAT, and BAe tankers going past my place for about four days. Even a NevANG MAFFS Herc came over super low. I'm glad it's over. I much prefer breathing clean air. lol
Tom VancePhoto Uploader
Thanks Michael and Gman! A lucky catch for me in a 1/2 hours lunch...I've seen the news in the RNO area and the fires I hope there are no more.
Leon Kay
Another good photo of a plane that played a big part in our country's military history. A captain once told us that he was flying military personnel in one of these from South Africa up to the border war in Angola.
He experienced difficulty in keeping the plane in level flight and was continuously adjusting the trim. He eventually sent the co-pilot to the back to try and determine what was going one there.
He reported back that the soldiers were playing darts and kept moving from one side to the other to determine their scores!
roland pfeifer
They do not look the same when they are not in Military colors
Dave Sheehy
Very nice Tom, great timing!
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20-Jul-2019 UnknownMc Call Muni ()Mc Call Muni () 05:36PM MDT 06:38PM MDT 1:02
20-Jul-2019 UnknownNear Mc Call, IDMc Call Muni () 04:29PM MDT 05:19PM MDT 0:50
20-Jul-2019 UnknownNear Mc Call, IDMc Call Muni () 03:19PM MDT 04:06PM MDT 0:47
20-Jul-2019 UnknownNear Mc Call, IDMc Call Muni () 02:19PM MDT 03:06PM MDT 0:46
20-Jul-2019 UnknownNear Mc Call, IDMc Call Muni () 01:17PM MDT 02:05PM MDT 0:48
19-Jul-2019 UnknownGrant Co Intl ()Mc Call Muni () 05:24PM PDT 08:08PM MDT 1:44
19-Jul-2019 UnknownGrant Co Intl ()Grant Co Intl () 12:22PM PDT 12:59PM PDT 0:36
18-Jul-2019 UnknownMc Clellan Airfield ()Grant Co Intl () 04:46PM PDT 07:06PM PDT 2:19
14-Jul-2019 UnknownNear Reno, NVMc Clellan Airfield () 02:45PM PDT 03:41PM PDT 0:55
14-Jul-2019 UnknownMc Clellan Airfield ()Reno/Stead () 01:21PM PDT 02:04PM PDT 0:43
13-Jul-2019 UnknownNear Reno, NVMc Clellan Airfield () 07:42PM PDT 08:34PM PDT 0:52
13-Jul-2019 UnknownNear Reno, NVReno/Stead () 07:02PM PDT 07:16PM PDT 0:13
13-Jul-2019 UnknownMc Clellan Airfield ()Reno/Stead () 05:52PM PDT 06:36PM PDT 0:44
12-Jul-2019 UnknownMc Clellan Airfield ()Mc Clellan Airfield () 06:08PM PDT 06:56PM PDT 0:48
09-Jul-2019 UnknownNear Sacramento, CAMc Clellan Airfield () 09:20AM PDT 09:40AM PDT 0:20
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