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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2017, 04:55 »
So Jim, you have a place to stay, a reason to come, we'll see you in October  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

If the forest fires ever let up ....... heard that one fire travelled 3 kilometers in one hour today. I saw mushroom clouds from the smoke columns off to the north and east ...... not good. I have my mandatory 3 days off starting tomorrow but then right back at it ...... I have a feeling this is going to carry on into the fall.
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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2017, 22:29 »
Are you working the California or Montana fires

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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2017, 18:09 »
Are you working the California or Montana fires

British Columbia ......... not good here either .... plus Washington is going off now too!
 
The Prime Minister visited the fire zone ...... but really didn't do much. They couldn't find any LGBT personnel for him to pose for selfie's with .....

http://globalnews.ca/news/3636411/b-c-wildfire-status-monday-more-than-426000-hectares-scorched-so-far/

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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2017, 02:06 »
The Prime Minister visited the fire zone ...... but really didn't do much. They couldn't find any LGBT personnel for him to pose for selfie's with .....

 :o :o :o You must go to sensitivity training! Not. Same crap here with the liberal left that throws everything out as if we all need to convert to their lifestyles or we are some kind of phob. Maybe let them do the ground work fighting the fires, at least it will keep them busy  :laugh:

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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2017, 04:05 »
Interested how you over there use your airborne firefighting assets.
Here in South Aus. we have a fleet of air tractors based in the Hills to the east of Adelaide. On days of high fire danger when the risk is deemed to be extreme or catastrophic the pilots are ready to get airborne within a minute or two, bit like a 'Battle of Britain' scramble. The aircraft are responded as soon as a fire is reported and usually have dumped on the fire before the ground crews arrive, in the Hills that's usually within five minutes of  being responded. We have larger aircraft as well, such as air-cranes and large fixed wing jobs but the really effective aircraft are the air tractors which can get in quick and knock the fire down before it gets too large.

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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #50 on: August 03, 2017, 05:53 »
We have the Air Tractors as well ..... great tool. The situation right now is beyond stopping any fires ....... it is pretty much structure protection now and nothing more. We need Tanker One now (mother nature!).

I was doing the Initial Attack earlier this year ...... same deal with red alert but we have a 4 man crew of firefighters and I have a water bucket to use on a fire when it is small.
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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2017, 07:32 »
Good to hear that the approach to firefighting is pretty universal.
Good luck and stay safe.

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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2017, 08:28 »
I had to google air tractor. Surprised at how small it is.

Do they call them tractors because they pull gliders?
(Well, I don't reckon it's because they'll pull a plough).
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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2017, 13:19 »
The fires in Portugal in June nearly got my village, the whole place was encircled but fortunately the cork oaks around the village acted as a barrier (I believe) and stopped the spread of the flames.
A lot of people perished in those fires, about 36 poor souls burned to death in their cars trying to escape. Other people burned in their homes.

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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2017, 15:45 »
I had to google air tractor. Surprised at how small it is.

Do they call them tractors because they pull gliders?
(Well, I don't reckon it's because they'll pull a plough).

The 802 is a big aircraft for single engine. The all up weight is 16,000 pounds and the wingspan is almost 60 feet.





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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #55 on: August 04, 2017, 01:19 »
I presume that orange stuff is fire retardant.
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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #56 on: August 04, 2017, 03:09 »
Air tractors are converted to crop dusters during the off season, think that's their primary role. As Jim said, they aren't small planes. The ones we have here are fitted with sirens to warn the firefighters on the ground that they are about to dump on you, they don't look small when they are about fifty feet above you. One of their greatest assets is how quickly they can get airborne.

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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2017, 23:15 »
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Only if the following meeting is in the geographic centre of Canada ........
we all know NOBODY lives near the geographic centre of Canada!.. Didn't I read that 95% of (human)  population is within 70 mile of the border or something like that?

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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2017, 00:23 »
I presume that orange stuff is fire retardant.
Cam, they are painting the side of the mountain to look like a SFC  8)

Big hopper and a lot of horse power makes for a great dumper in tight spots. Jim, what are you flying and how big is the bucket?

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Re: NALOC roll call thread.
« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2017, 04:16 »
we all know NOBODY lives near the geographic centre of Canada!

So you HAVE been to Baker Lake ......
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79 (81) Formula Mirage 1200
Various Ducati's, Guzzi's, Puch's ... a BSA Sloper and maybe even an R90
I don't have a 1977 Honda XL 175 but I do have a Chang Jiang CJ750 with a sidecar.

Chilliwack, British Columbia