Weather Warfare
Water Spraying for Fire Control
302nd Airlift Wing
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rick Sforza

MAFFS training

A C-130H Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., drops water May 2, 2007, at the Albuquerque (N.M.) Air Tanker Base during annual Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System training. C-130 aircrews from the Air Force Reserve Command unit and three Air National Guard units trained with MAFFS delivery system in preparation for the 2007 wild fire season. 070502-F-4883S-067

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rick Sforza
MAFFS training

A C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., drops water over New Mexico during annual Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System training at the U.S. Forest Service's Albuquerque Air Tanker Base in New Mexico. 070501-F-4883S-112

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DC-10 bombs Little Bear Fire


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Published on Jun 12, 2012
Skyranger pilot-report Bob Martin and photojournalist Matt Romo tracked the VLAT-Very Large Air Tanker-as it laid lines of retardant along the Little Bear Fire today.






Cal Fire DC10


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Uploaded on Sep 16, 2009
Cal Fire DC10 at the Gloria Fire

KOMO Photographer gets doused in fire retardant in Chelan


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Published on Aug 16, 2015
While covering wildfires in Chelan, Wa. I got hit with a fire retardant drop from a DC-10. This is the full clip that I shot, showing the setup and aftermath.
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