Skip to comments.Photoshop experts: Is this real? (DC-10 drop over San Marcos, CA Fire)
Posted on 05/16/2014 1:18:24 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy
Posted on a local Facebook page. The photo quality is poor. Is this photoshopped?
I want some Tang...
It looks like a painting in the background and a photo in the foreground.
I think you’re a delusional paranoid.
Who, out there, would fake something like this?
(Looks faked to me.)
The lighting angles and shadows look correct, but the quality makes it hard to know for sure. If real, it’s a cool photo.
Probably real. There isn’t much reason to fake such a photo. It’s not like it’s a joke, or there is some political point to be made.
The “Rainmaker” DC-10 is in action in the San Marcos fire.
I think that’s Walter White’s house.
Hope the owners of those houses had bug-out bags...because that sort of fire isn’t something you tend to survive by sheltering in place.
Found a clearer version....
LOL. I’ll steal that. Thank you.
Well, at least his coco is hot. LOL.
There isn't much reason to fake such a photo.
Vandals and idiots need no reason.
Still,the clear version I found looks legit.
Scroll down under "2014 Fires"
Looks real to me.
several in fighting fires = several years in fighting fires
Well, apparently they do come large...
I thought it was fake only because I’ve never seen them flying so close to homes before (and it looked fake), but the clear version does look legit.
Here's a resized comparison:
seems a bit low.... but...
Flaps and ailerons in STOL configuration.
If you have Facebook check out this drop on the reporter/photographer.
Same tanker? (”Suppresses” a news photographer) Note the spotter plane leading the DC-10 in & popping smoke at the drop point: http://www.military.com/video/aircraft/military-aircraft/dc10-supertanker-soaks-cameraman/3569585196001/
That’s a 747. This pic is a DC-10. I saw them flying around here over the past few days. I wasn’t questioning the existed of the plane, just the authenticity of the pic. It was very distorted. I found a cleared version of the pic up thread.
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While the chemical drop on flames looks real, I don’t know about the altitudeo or atitude of the plane. I think there’s a slight possibility that the plane was photographed in action and then photoshopped a bit too low over a residential area. I am not a pilot so I’m perfectly willing to be wrong - but the location of the plane flying so low over heated air would make it a bit hard to control (that’s why birds appear to dive bomb your car when you are on the freeway - they are flying along just fine until they fly over heated asphalt, the air is thinner and their altitude drops suddenly)
Maybe I’m just off in my depth perception - we can’t see much about the topography.
Does the retardant travel thought the air faster than the jet?? Looks fake to me
flame retardant dropped on reporter/photographer
cool video.... I’m jealous, I have always wanted to bomb the media...
Great video. Thanks.
“Thats a 747.”
Yes, I realize that’s a 747. My take was, is this even real? I’d have thought that jets would make poor firefighting vehicles. But I was wrong. (Apparently.) I just went looking for the biggest one. The photo did look like a very poorly done Photoshop. Even if it is, I have learned something new.
Got it. Thanks.
The DC-10 is real. It was used back in 2007.
A 747 water bomber has also was tried in 2009.
If there was a fleet of 747s on standby they could stop the largest of fires in a hurry, but for some reason they don’t really seem to be interested in doing this.
Not quite LOL. Ask any sailplane pilot. The heated air rises as a thermal and the birds (depending on species) use it either to ascend or to not have to flap their wings as hard.
Evergreen flew modified 747s (and before that strictly helicopters), not DC-10s. Read the wiki page I linked. The DC-10s are not owned by Evergreen. They are owned by 10 Tanker, LLC.
It's at the bottom.
Probably from a cell phone camera.
747 probably unsafe to fly that low and wake turbulence may fan the flames.
So they really are trying to kill us by driving their beaks through the windshield!
But heated air is less dense. It’s freaky how many times I’ve read the classic “Parakeet got out of his cage, flew around the room and landed in the fying pan that was in use.”
And the drop of birds over hot roadways.
I think sailplanes and these bird examples have some differences. I agree “hot air rises” but there’s the “and it’s less dense” problem.
In any case, that's a ballsy maneuver!!!
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