Air tanker photos

Check out these photos of air tankers:

DC-10 dropping while in a 30-40 degree bank turn on the Taylor Bridge fire near Cle Elum, Washington, HERE and HERE (photo #8)

And an air tanker drop near Gold Hill, Oregon (click on Zoom Photo)


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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

6 thoughts on “Air tanker photos”

  1. Thanks to Dr. Gabbert and photographer Joshua Trugillo for presenting and capturing these great emotional in some cases photos. The Cel Elum Fire is just one example of many fires that are burning throughout the Country west of the Mississippi. The NIFC “averages” appear to reflect many escaped initial attacks. As for the DC-10 photo banking 30-45 degrees (up tight shot)…. Borate Bulley!

    1. That DC-10 impressed a friend of mine. He is on a Type ll crew. Called his wife when that big brute
      flew by…


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