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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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16-Jul-2018 UnknownChico Muni ()Gowen Field () 05:47PM PDT 08:34PM MDT 1:47
15-Jul-2018 UnknownRedding Muni ()Chico Muni () 06:13PM PDT 08:10PM PDT 1:56
15-Jul-2018 UnknownChico Muni ()Redding Muni () 05:03PM PDT 05:51PM PDT 0:48
15-Jul-2018 UnknownRedding Muni ()Chico Muni () 01:40PM PDT 02:21PM PDT 0:41
15-Jul-2018 UnknownChico Muni ()Redding Muni () 12:29PM PDT 01:17PM PDT 0:48
15-Jul-2018 UnknownChico Muni ()Chico Muni () 10:43AM PDT 11:14AM PDT 0:30
14-Jul-2018 UnknownChico Muni ()Chico Muni () 07:15PM PDT 07:51PM PDT 0:35
14-Jul-2018 UnknownChico Muni ()Chico Muni () 06:32PM PDT 07:00PM PDT 0:27
14-Jul-2018 UnknownChico Muni ()Chico Muni () 03:30PM PDT 03:35PM PDT 0:05
13-Jul-2018 UnknownChico Muni ()Chico Muni () 07:44AM PDT 07:56AM PDT 0:11
12-Jul-2018 UnknownPhoenix-Mesa Gateway ()Chico Muni () 11:55AM MST 02:21PM PDT 2:25
09-Jul-2018 UnknownPhoenix-Mesa Gateway ()Phoenix-Mesa Gateway () 01:07PM MST 02:10PM MST 1:03
06-Jul-2018 UnknownNear Phoenix, AZPhoenix-Mesa Gateway () 02:08PM MST 03:19PM MST 1:10
05-Jul-2018 UnknownNear Phoenix, AZPhoenix-Mesa Gateway () 05:03PM MST 06:19PM MST 1:15
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