747 supertanker fights fire in u s

747 supertanker fights fire in u s

30/8/2020· The SuperTanker just returned a week ago from fighting fires in South America, Reece said. Colorado utilities learning from California's wildfire agonies, blackouts Contact the writer: 719-476-1656.

On July 7, Global SuperTanker’s B747-446 was called upon by the California Department of Forestry (CAL FIRE) to help fight the fire, which at the time covered over 20,000 acres. The converted Boeing aircraft, dubbed The Spirit of John Muir, is capable of dropping more than 19,000 gallons of water, fire retardant or suppressant, according to Global SuperTanker.

26/11/2016· The 747 Supertanker, Tanker 944, dropped on a wildfire in Israel today northwest of Jerusalem. This was the first drop on a fire this version of the Supertanker has made. After a 12.5-hour non-stop flight from Colorado Springs the aircraft arrived in Tel Aviv at about 10:25 a.m. MST time on November 26, which was after dark at the Ben Gurion International Airport.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A one-of-a-kind airplane based in Colorado Springs is helping fight the wildfires in Southern California. The Global SuperTanker is a Boeing 747. It ...

Development Development started after the 2002 fire season, which saw the fatal crashes of two air tankers in the USA. The accidents, involving a Lockheed C-130A Hercules and a Consolidated PB4Y-2, prompted the U.S. Department of Interior to issue an official Request for Information on …

26/8/2020· 747 Supertanker aircraft helping battle California's historic wildfires The largest firefighting aircraft in the world, capable of dropping 19,000 gallons with the push of a button, is helping ...

The company’s 747 carries more than 19,000 gallons.(Hiroshi Ando/Global Supertanker Services via AP) Hiroshi Ando This January 2017 photo provided by Global Supertanker Services shows a Boeing ...

18/8/2020· The Supertanker, which is a Boeing 747 that can carry 19,200 gallons of water, water enhancers or fire retardant, is at San Bernandino Air Tanker Base. It’s been there since Aug. 5, …

You know it’s serious when you see the world’s only 747 SuperTanker fly overhead. Dubbed “the world’s biggest fire extinguisher,” this awesome aerial firefighting machine has been called ...

17/8/2020· Footage shows a Boeing 747 Super Tanker fighting the River Fire in Monterey County, California, on Sunday night (Aug 16).Hundreds of firefighters were battling to contain the blaze which started from a lightning strike on the dry hillside.Resident Toby Garcia recorded the terrifying scene from an area near his home as the blaze grew.Fire chiefs said the blaze was around 10 per cent contained ...

16/8/2020· Footage shows a Boeing 747 Super Tanker fighting the River Fire in Monterey County, California, on Sunday night (Aug 16). Hundreds of firefighters were battling to contain the blaze which started from a lightning strike on the dry hillside. Resident Toby Garcia recorded the terrifying scene from an area near his home as the blaze grew. Fire chiefs said the blaze was around 10 per cent ...

2/9/2017· Global SuperTanker Service's Boeing 747-400 has been activated to fight a California wildfire, marking its first use in the United States. The massive jet, nicknamed the 747 SuperTanker…

5/9/2017· Update: 747 SuperTanker fights fire in U.S. for first time Global SuperTanker Service's Boeing 747-400 marked its first use in the United States after it was activated to fight a California ...

The Global SuperTanker 747 is not under contract with the U.S. Forest Service or the state of Colorado. It only has a contract with Colorado Springs, El Paso and Douglas Counties. Meaning, it can ...

21/8/2020· The 747 Supertanker is one of several aerial firefighting air tankers derived from various Boeing 747 models. The aircraft are rated to carry up to 19,600 US gallons (74,000 L) of fire retardant or water. They are the largest aerial firefighting aircraft in the world. Initially ...

A U.S. ‘supertanker’ fire fighting aircraft arrived in Israel on Saturday to assist in the effort of extinguishing wildfires. The Boeing 747-400 supertanker is considered the most advanced firefighting aircraft in the world. While many hotspots have been contained, new ...

23/8/2019· Brazil To Deploy Military To Fight Amazon Fires As 747 Supertanker Arrives In Bolivia Brazil's response to the crisis so far has not been encouraging, which is …

The Evergreen Supertanker, the largest fire-fighting plane in the world, has gone into action over Ein Hod, carrying 21,000 gallons of water. ... The American 'Evergreen 747 Super Tanker' fire ...

5/9/2017· SuperTanker fights fire 01:26 Global SuperTanker Service's Boeing 747-400 marked its first use in the United States after it was activated to fight a California wildfire.

9/11/2017· Colorado Springs-based jumbo airtanker gets approval to fight U.S. wildfires Colorado Springs-based Boeing 747 SuperTanker fights California fire for 1st time

2/9/2009· Evergreen Aviation's 747 supertanker makes a retardant drop on the Railbelt Complex of fires in Alaska last month. The aircraft made its first flight over a live fire this summer, and the plane's ...

25/7/2017· Cut red tape so that 747 supertanker can fight U.S. wildfires Share this: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to …

Supertanker Fights Israel Blaze Four days into a wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres in Northern Israel, a firefighting Boeing 747 Supertanker arrived from the U.S. Video courtesy of ...

World's only 747 supertanker fights deadly California fires As devastating fires burn through California's Wine Country, an aircraft that can drop almost 20,000 gallons of water arrives to help ...

The 747 SuperTanker is being used on several wildfires since receiving certification from Cal Fire. Forums Subscribe Buyer's Guide In Print Advertise COVID-19 ...

23/5/2019· It would take years to get the first iteration of the SuperTanker in the air and even longer to get the necessary certifications. The converted 747 was first used in the U.S. in 2009 during the Railbelt Complex Fire in Alaska, which burned more than a half-million

17/8/2020· The Supertanker, which is a Boeing 747 that can carry 19,200 gallons of water, water enhancers or fire retardant, is at San Bernandino Air Tanker Base. It’s been there since Aug. 5, …

Evergreen Aviation's 747 supertanker makes a retardant drop on the Railbelt Complex of fires in Alaska last month. The aircraft made its first flight over a live fire this summer, and the plane's ...

1/9/2017· Global SuperTanker Service's Boeing 747-400 has been activated to fight a California wildfire, marking its first use in the United States. The aircraft can carry 19,000 gallons of water or ...

1/7/2018· 747 Global Supertanker 'Camp' fire Day 6 UPDATE McClellan Load and Return - Duration: 18:16 . blancolirio 556,841 views 18:16 Flight Simulator 2020 | Top 10 features | Full Preview from Pilot ...

Coronavirus news and updates from Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region, and elsewhere in Colorado and the U.S. - There are now 5,481,795 coronavirus cases in the U.S. and 171,799 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. - Polis warns declining

As fires continue to burn the Amazon rainforest at a record rate, Colorado-based Global SuperTanker sent its Boeing 747-400 firefighting plane to Bolivia on Thursday to aid in firefighting missions.The company’s CEO, Dan Reese, told The Denver Post that the plane — in addition to 14 crew members — arrived in the South American country early Thursday morning and began combating the fires ...

25/11/2016· If it actually is assigned to a fire in Israel after it arrives it will be the first time this version of the SuperTanker has dropped on an actual fire. The previous version had a call when needed contract with the U.S. Forest Service and was used sparingly, making its first fire drop on the Railbelt Complex of fires in Alaska, July 31, 2009 .

Global SuperTanker Service’s Boeing 747-400 marked its first use in the United States after it was activated to fight a California wildfire. The company says the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection exercised a call-when-needed contract Wednesday to fight a fire in Butte County about 10 miles east of Lake Oroville.

5/9/2017· Global SuperTanker Service's Boeing 747-400 has been activated to fight a California wildfire, marking its first use in the United States. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Global SuperTanker …

However, the company bought a second Boeing 747, this time a 747-100 that was originally reserved for Delta Airlines, and by 2009 was leasing its services to the U.S. Forest Service. Oddly, its first use was in fighting a major forest fire in Spain in 2009, but later on, in the same year, it was instrumental in helping the U.S. Forest Service fight a 400,000-acre fire in Oak Glen, California.

22/5/2019· Breaking into the U.S. market has been challenging. The SuperTanker fought fires in Israel in 2016 and was deployed in Chile in 2017. They've secured contracts with Cal Fire…

27/7/2017· 747 can fight fires but is limited to where the fires are (Global Supertanker Services/Facebook photo) By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have given a giant airtanker approval to fight wildfires in the U.S., but a lack of

23/5/2019· The Global SuperTanker, the world’s largest wildfire-fighting aircraft, is seen on April 17, 2019, at Pinal Air Park in Red Rock, Ariz. The plane is a retrofitted Boeing 747 and has been used to fight wildfires in California, Chile, and Israel, among other places. (Photo: Sean Logan/The Republic)

26/11/2016· The 747 Supertanker, T-944, drops on a fire in Israel northwest of Jerusalem on November 26, 2016. Screen grab from video by @ShaiBenari The 747 is not owned by USA, it’s a privately owned tanker which is their sole income. Of course they’re gonna get paid ...

22/8/2020· HEALDSBURG, CA – AUGUST 21: A Boeing 747 supertanker dumps fire retardant on the ridges near Chemise Road as Cal Fire fighters and other fire …