Texas Native Pilots 747 Supertanker

Bill Carey Valdez began firefighting as a teen     FORT WORTH (FOX4 News) – A Fort Worth man is helping out by flying above the flames of the historic California wildfires. Marcos Valdez has been in California piloting a 747 jet that gets so close to the fires, the distance between the plane and […]

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MAFFS Air Tanker Wildfire Training

Bill Carey C-130’s training with MAFFS     airailimages – C-130 crews from four airlift wings that have the specialized aerial firefighting assignment convened at McClellan Reload Base near Sacramento, California, in April 2018 for a week of training with the Modular Aerial Firefighting System (MAFFS). The crews worked with lead planes that put out […]

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