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In for fuel while serving as lead plane for retardant aircraft, Cal Fire OV-10 taxis to the fueling station at Siskiyou County Airport.


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What a hot rod! I loved working 2 or 3 of these in the VFR pattern almost 40 years ago. Versatile & flexible enough to make a successful sequence for even the most junior of tower controllers.
Leon Kay
Very good photo of an unusual aircraft.
Allegedly no hard-core pilot could avoid puking in one of these OV-10A Broncos, if the propellers were to be un-synchronized. That was told to me circa 03-1985 by a USAF O-5 at Medina AFB OTS, who was shot down by ground-fire in a Cessna O-1 Bird Dog, having been burned over 60% of his extremities by the Phosperous, wing mounted, rockets he neglected to jettison prior to impact.
Angel Ruiz
About 1995 the Columbian Air Force (FAC) was using these birds out from Leticia Airport against FARC guerrillas and Narcos flights. Don't know if they still fly them.
marylou anderson
wow. Never saw anything like this. Thank you for the nice pic.
Please thank the firefighter pilots for their service!
Except for STOL vs VTOL, this Acft has a greater mission profile flexibility than an MV-22. USMC & ARMY loved them. Just do not neglect prop sync when transitioning to cruise.
joel wiley
Just wish they weren't working so da**ed hard in their current job.
John Browning
One can always tell it is an OV-10, screaming Garrett!
The pilots on these are contract pilots for Cal Fire, they earn their money, many days, many hours....
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
13-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Ukiah Muni () 01:41PM PDT 05:12PM PDT (?) 3:31
12-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Redding Muni () 11:02AM PDT 11:11AM PDT 0:08
08-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Redding Muni () 04:11PM PDT 05:50PM PDT 1:38
08-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Redding Muni () 10:11AM PDT 11:22AM PDT 1:11
07-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Redding Muni () 03:50PM PDT 03:58PM PDT 0:08
06-Aug-2018 V10Rohnerville ()Redding Muni () 04:33PM PDT 07:15PM PDT 2:42
06-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Rohnerville () 10:11AM PDT 02:02PM PDT (?) 3:50
05-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Redding Muni () 09:58AM PDT 12:30PM PDT 2:32
03-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Redding Muni () 06:10PM PDT 08:25PM PDT 2:15
03-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Redding Muni () 12:18PM PDT 04:03PM PDT 3:44
02-Aug-2018 V10Rohnerville ()Redding Muni () 04:15PM PDT 07:11PM PDT 2:56
02-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Rohnerville () 10:18AM PDT 01:47PM PDT (?) 3:28
01-Aug-2018 V10Redding Muni ()Redding Muni () 04:28PM PDT 06:01PM PDT 1:33
01-Aug-2018 V10Mc Clellan Airfield ()Redding Muni () 02:06PM PDT 02:44PM PDT 0:37
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