Fighting Fires From the Air

Here’s something for the aviation buffs…The Evergreen Aviation 747!

What can this 747 do? Well, it can drop about 20,000 gallons of retardant or water.

Check out the video below to see it in action. If you want to see the good parts and not have to listen to the Fox11 anchors talking their normal nonsense, then just skip to 3:30 and 10:00.

Also, here’s an article to debate over from the LA Times, “Air tanker drops in wildfires often just for show.” What do you think?

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