WATERBOMBING FOREST FIRES


The view from the cockpit!  What a lesson in coordination!  Four Hands, Four feet, and six eyes – all working as one!  WOW !!!

The old company, Bombardier Aerospace, makes these. They don’t “motor around” to fill the tanks—they touch down at approach

speed, open the fill scoops, add lots of power, and the tanks fill in seconds.

There’s one scene in the film where you can see the two tank level gauges rapidly go up. The other neat thing is watching the

magnitude of the flight control inputs, especially aileron, as they are manoeuvring down low—sometimes the pilot is literally going stop to stop.

Real flying!

 

http://player.vimeo.com/video/48642618

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