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Boeing 747-200 (N744ST)

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Standing by and ready to attack the next big fire

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David Whyte
Actually built on a 747-400 Airframe, N744ST
Dwight Hartje
Beautiful catch and capture!
cboginsk
Outstanding photo - wonderful shot of a great airplane.
Leon Kay
Thank you for a nice photo and informative comment. That deserves a 5 from me.
roland pfeifer
I can haul more water or retardant then any of those little guys. Bring it on.
wylann
This beauty was painted right outside my office. :) I got to watch the daily progress as they did the paint, and would get to climb aboard and watch them install the internal systems. I even saw a couple of the ground tests and one of the low flyby water drops they did right by our facility in Marana.
http://globalsupertanker.com/b747-400-supertanker/gallery/
Mark Prell
Super sexy. :-)
David Solarsick
When I worked at NASA’s Ames RC, I watched some of the R&D being done on our 747 simulator to develop SW to assist the flight crew to maintain control as the plane rapidly changed gross weight & balance during the dump of the fire retardant. Not the type of handling characteristics a 747 pilot would normally encounter.
Tim Trosky
Correct me if I'm wrong that even though the aircraft is airworthy per the FAA the Forest Service won't let it fly yet. If that is the case it may have helped in the Yosemite fire recently. Perhaps I missed something.
Vaughn Blue Jr
Cannot fathom why the forestry service does not want to use more 747's in fighting the wild fires. It is critical to life & property to get fires put out as quickly as possible!
Nata Litvak
Need you so much to flight from GEG to FRU ! (503)367-7664--SMS
Lee Sulecki
The Forest Service has granted flight status for this lady. Now the company is trying to get contracts. She has fought fires in Chile, and Israel.

http://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2017/07/27/supertanker-gains-approval-to-fight-u-s-wildfires/
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
13-Jun-2018 B744Colorado Sprgs Muni ()Pinal Airpark () 01:49PM MDT 02:12PM MST 1:23
12-Jun-2018 B744Pinal Airpark ()Colorado Sprgs Muni () 10:10AM MST 12:28PM MDT 1:18
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