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Boeing 747 High Altitude Water Drop [Video]

Hits: 23904 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: Travel | Added by: fancylad
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Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Friday, January 08, 2010 5:03:27 AM
(Bombardier 415)

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Friday, January 08, 2010 4:59:40 AM
@OldOllie

I don't know what they're called or what type of plane they are, but Australian bushfire-fighting planes scoop water up as they fly low over a lake, air pressure sucks it in somehow. I've seen it in real life and its just magical the way the water seems to leap into them. So no, not all planes have to return to base to reload.


OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13817 Posts
Thursday, January 07, 2010 9:31:09 PM
dragonshadoz "We need these for more wildfires. They'd be better than the the comparable teeny helicopters that do it..."

Actually, we need both because each has advantages over the other. Fixed-wing tankers can carry more water on average, but they can't fly as slowly or maneuver as well, so they can't deliver it as accurately as a chopper. Also, fixed-wing tankers must return to an airfield to refill. A fully loaded 747 needs a 10,000' runway to take off, and the nearest one of those might be hundreds of miles from the fire.

Helicopters, on the other hand, can refill by lowering a siphon hose or a bucket into a small lake near the fire. So while each load is smaller than the tanker's, it can make several drops before it needs to refuel, and that can be done from a tanker truck parked near the fire. The down side to choppers is that they are MUCH more expensive to purchase and operate, and fewer pilots can fly them.


cgears09
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2 Posts
Thursday, January 07, 2010 7:07:53 PM
so... that's where clouds come from! jk.

dragonshadoz
Female, 18-29, Canada
 16276 Posts
Thursday, January 07, 2010 1:12:56 PM
Yes, TKD, but it would be so nice if we could use those (closer to the ground). The helicopter ones used most often don't seem like enough.
We need to find a way to have these giant water things and make them work. (If they don't already...)

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Thursday, January 07, 2010 12:26:07 PM
surely you 'we need these for wildfires!!' people realize that the water they drop at such altitudes/speeds vaporize instantly and pretty much become a cloud...right?

dragonshadoz
Female, 18-29, Canada
 16276 Posts
Thursday, January 07, 2010 12:01:02 PM
Imagine THAT landing on your windshield.

We need these for more wildfires. They'd be better than the the comparable teeny helicopters that do it...


MsMalicious
Female, 18-29, Canada
 292 Posts
Thursday, January 07, 2010 11:17:59 AM
http://toolkit.bootsnall.com/transportat...

Planes are NOT emptied in mid flight. Poses a saftey risk.

This video shows a supertanker for forest fires. It was a plane converted to hold water. They were doing a demonstration in this video.


dfcrackhead
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 328 Posts
Thursday, January 07, 2010 10:34:17 AM
Lol, this makes me wanna watch Joe Dirt

Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Thursday, January 07, 2010 8:24:28 AM
yes, those wildfires at 10,000 feet are a bitch to put down

xxPinkxx
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3842 Posts
Thursday, January 07, 2010 6:11:42 AM
you guys are dumb if you think they just dump the septic tank while theyre flying.

this is obviously for wildfires.


Vanadil
Male, 18-29, Europe
 149 Posts
Thursday, January 07, 2010 12:43:36 AM
Guys, PLEASE start using the thing between your ears....

Theres a link to a video that explains exactly what this plane is AT THE END OF THIS VIDEO!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0f09556e0...

It is a super tanker and has been converted by Evergreen International. Hell they even have a website about it:

http://www.evergreensupertanker.com/


Septic Tank my ass


MrYouKnow
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1088 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 10:11:07 PM
Sweet relief.

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 9:30:35 PM
And that was on "Live Leak"!

Doobiejs
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 359 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 9:27:02 PM
just nasty

TxP
Female, 70 & Over, Canada
 1185 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 9:07:01 PM
thats so cool :D
you can see how the plane reacts to all the weight being lifted (er, dropped) from it

DavioMagnifi
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 601 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 9:03:28 PM
Other plane: "Jeez guys who farted?"
747: "Sorry guys... it was kind of a number 2 and a number 1... at the same time..."

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16940 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 8:28:06 PM
Instant cloud.

Tisjokar
Male, 18-29, Australia
 991 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 7:09:04 PM
"OH YEA THATS BETTER"

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 6:45:07 PM
Kewl.

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 6:30:57 PM
> cshoo711
> P.S.S...

It's "PPS". Post-Script means "after the writing", therefore another comment is a "Post-Post-Script", not a "Post-Script-Script".

You're doing it all wrong

takes off Grammar Nazi uniform


cshoo711
Male, 18-29, Western US
 37 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 5:47:15 PM
@ MildCorma

OldOllie was right. The plane IS a tanker. Check out..... http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/leadnews... . These planes are made to be used as water bombers for forest fires, and they are called the Evergreen "Supertankers".

P.S. Before trying to spout out that you are a know-it-all and someone is wrong, be sure to do some research so that what you are talking about is really correct. Just a thought.....

P.S.S. The link I posted contains a picture of the same plane that is in the video.


Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 5:21:24 PM
You should see what it looks like when it drops those brown boxes of cargo.

SilverThread
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3367 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 5:19:02 PM
It's leaving a Chem Trail, Conspiracy Theorists quickly to your bunkers! (aka mom's basement)

Raberboom
Male, 18-29, Western US
 833 Posts
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 5:10:09 PM
Frrrraaaaaaaapppppp!

oh sorry excuse me.


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