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Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by blueangels, Oct 24, 2007.
:cry::cry:has any one heard of the california fires
yes - in fact one of the two Martin Mars water bombers here in BC left for California this morning to help out .
Flying Tankers inc. - the largest flying boats ever flown operationally
Yes. We even have some members over there in harms way.
God speed to all of you over there.
We are keeping you all in our prayers.
The Mars bomber will be a great help down there!:thumb:
I've was at a small lake in Port Alberni one time with a few friends and we were lucky enough to see one put out a small blaze started by lightning just across the water. One pass and the flames went out as fast as a candle being snuffed...
Later on (this was around '84 or so), one of those guys wrote in to a Canadian show that basically allowed ordinary people to fulfill their dreams and asked for the chance to fly a Mars bomber. He got picked and ended up on TV being filmed piloting the huge aircraft (with a little help from the other pilots).
The DC-10 Fire Tanker is there also. CNN has shown several drops by it.