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Old 07-16-2021, 08:26 AM
Big Alice
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Location: Wenatchee, WA
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We've got fires all around us right now. T

he planes we are seeing are the prop planes that scoop water from the river. !st pic. We have had the jets you're talking about too but the terrain is pretty mountainous so the smaller planes work better. The large jets drop a red clay based slurry. There's a bunch of the little pontoon planes flying too. Not seen these before. They skim the river and fill the pontoons with water to drop on the fire line. Haven't seen a DC 7 for quite a few years. They're what we used to get on our fires. The last photo is just a stock photo of a jet like you're describing.

Last edited by Big Alice; 07-16-2021 at 09:55 AM.