18 April 2014

AT-802 Air Tractor Shuttles

VH-FFB (SN: 802A-0356) & VH-FFM (SN: 802-0416) are a pair of Air Tractor AT-802's on the ground at ITO on Thursday 04/17/14. These, and three more to arrive on Friday, are British Columbia Forest Service fire fighting planes being shuttled back home from Australia and China.

I talked to one of the pilots a bit and he told me that they island hop to get these planes home. Their range on a tank of fuel is about 2200 miles or so. 

 Unfortunately I really missed the exposure on these photos because my camera was still set up from lunar eclipse work a day or so earlier! Did my best to recover and salvage something for here. :)

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