1st I am really happy that TPTB let the plane do it's job for these deadly fires.
2nd Why oh Why did they NOT let it fly once when we had, this year , with the deadly Forest Fires we had this summer, burning Millions of Acres acoss the US??
"Global SuperTanker’ deployed to fight California fires
The Global SuperTanker, a modified Boeing 747-400, can carry 18,000 gallons of fire retardant.
Firefighters doing battle against Northern California’s massive and deadly Camp Fire have received help from Colorado – in the form of the world’s largest airplane designed for firefighting.
The Global SuperTanker, a modified Boeing 747-400 that can carry 18,000 gallons of fire retardant, was deployed Friday and Saturday, the Denver Post reported.
By comparison, standard tankers used to fight fires hold only about 1,100 gallons, the report said.
So the SuperTanker does the work of 15 to 16 normal-sized tankers, CEO Dan Reese of the plane’s Colorado Springs-based owning company told the newspaper.
The jumbo aircraft dropped four loads of fire retardant in California on Friday and more on Saturday, the newspaper reported.
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The "Super Tankers" have been used World Wide, BUT NOT in this Country. They have been Allowed Twice in this Country, both times California Only.