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Amazing video: Spanish Air Force 43rd Group
Vimeo ^ | Sept 1, 2012 | Hidros (video poster)

Posted on 10/01/2012 5:32:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill

A friend, who's a US commercial airlines pilot, sent this video to me, and it's just amazing. The skill of a water take-off, water-dump on fires, a water landing and re-filling, and taking-off again, probably dozens and hundreds of times, is absolutely amazing. Looks like 3+ -aircraft involved.

The photography/video is beautifully done.

This is the Spanish AF, though I've not see any USAF videos of this, but a few films of private firms dumping a reddish fire retardant on the western fires this past summer.

I can't even begin to imagine the skill this takes. Anyway, enjoy it and the music...

http://vimeo.com/48642618


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Outdoors; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: airforce; airplanes; firefighters

1 posted on 10/01/2012 5:32:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Link:

http://vimeo.com/48642618


2 posted on 10/01/2012 5:33:14 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill

Wonder what kind of planes those are? Larger float-planes like that are rather rare these days. Looks a bit like the Grumman Goose, but I don’t know.

Perhaps actually a Spain-built plane?


3 posted on 10/01/2012 5:52:50 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (I'm an Anglican (NOT an Episcopalian))
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To: carriage_hill

Excellent video.. Thanks.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 5:58:23 AM PDT by Tugo (Romney & Ryan)
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To: carriage_hill

I think this might be in the Canary Islands. Its Spanish territory and looks a lot like this.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 6:12:50 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: carriage_hill

bttt


6 posted on 10/01/2012 6:16:55 AM PDT by petercooper
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To: AnalogReigns

It’s a Canadiar CL-215. Spain has been flying them for a while.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-215


7 posted on 10/01/2012 6:25:39 AM PDT by StainlessDuane
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To: carriage_hill

This is a Canadair CL-215.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-215

http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/stats.main?id=119

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:4316MAT5.jpg

http://www.aviastar.org/air/canada/canadair_cl-215.php


8 posted on 10/01/2012 6:27:27 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: AnalogReigns

Bombardier CL-415 SuperScooper...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardier_415


9 posted on 10/01/2012 6:35:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: AnalogReigns

It’s a Canadair CL-215, as 2 other posters have stated. my error. I can’t tell an F-15 from an F-18. Duh.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 6:37:00 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill
Interesting how they use the rudders to help dispense the water from one side to the other.
11 posted on 10/01/2012 6:38:16 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: carriage_hill
Actually a pretty crappy video. Shows disjointed scenes, feet pushing pedals, hands pulling on the wheel, etc.

I think I only saw 3 examples of them actually putting out a fire. This is more like a commercial than a video demonstrating what they do.

Just my opinion...

12 posted on 10/01/2012 6:39:17 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: carriage_hill

Thanks, that was pretty impressive.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 6:48:48 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: AnalogReigns

They had a couple of them scooping water in Big Arm Bay on Flathead Lake in Western Montana a month or so ago while fighting a fire between Polson and Hot Springs.

Impressive planes, they hit the water, jack up the throttle, and then when full, climb and turn and head to the fire.

We were in a boat about 100 yds away. Me without my camera. I never go anywhere without my camera except when I miss the best shots of my life!


14 posted on 10/01/2012 6:56:47 AM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: raybbr

I’d like to have seen more footage of fire fighting, but that’s all there was.

(;^{O)


15 posted on 10/01/2012 7:45:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: montomike

Me too. I have it duct-taped to my hand now. :)


16 posted on 10/01/2012 7:46:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill
With all the wildfires we have every year you would think our Air Force or Navy would have a couple of squadrons of these firefighter style aircraft.
17 posted on 10/01/2012 8:38:32 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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To: fella

Didn’t 0bummer just kill the funding for a couple of dozen of these planes because of some EPA-related BS crap?

http://www.gazette.com/articles/obama-140889-edge-rages.html


18 posted on 10/01/2012 11:10:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill

The Ice Pilots NWT show on the History channel has had some fascinating episodes on the ‘scooper’ fire-fighting planes. They had planes in Canada that they sold to Turkey and had to make a trans-Atlantic crossing to deliver them, plus they had to train the Turkish pilots. There are 3 episodes concerning the planes:

S01-E05 40/40/40
S01-E09 Transatlantic Crossing
S01-E11 The Crash (students training on one plane crash it)

I really got into watching Ice Pilots, especially the episodes with these planes.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 11:12:54 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: mosaicwolf

I missed that; I’ll have another look. Thanks for the catch on that point.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 11:13:02 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: MissMagnolia

Ice Pilots Link:

http://www.icepilots.com/episodes.php


21 posted on 10/01/2012 11:14:43 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

I’ll have a look; thanks. I was watching “Counting Cars” episodes on THC all afternoon, yesterday. I’d never seen that series before. Kind of like “American Chopper”, but a little better. (I don’t watch much CATV; just have to have it so I can get the CommieCast Cable Modem speeds).


22 posted on 10/01/2012 11:22:56 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: mosaicwolf

Was that the clip with the pilot’s feet on the 2 rudder pedals? I did see it!


23 posted on 10/01/2012 11:43:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill
Yep, canceled the firefighter planes so he could buy more votes . . . I mean Obama-Phones.
24 posted on 10/01/2012 1:59:45 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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To: SkyDancer

Lots of fun to watch, while the video is working.


25 posted on 10/01/2012 6:01:55 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee

‘Kay - will look. Tired. Back from the bush (outback to you Yanks. And no, it’s not a restaurant LOL)


26 posted on 10/01/2012 6:06:44 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: SkyDancer
Good to see you.

Get some sleep.

27 posted on 10/02/2012 3:34:15 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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