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Old 3rd November 2017, 12:02 PM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
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Default DC-10 Air Tanker Back at Richmond

The Very Large Air Tanker (DC-10) was christened "Nancy Bird" after Nancy Bird Walton at a ceremony at RAAF Richmond this morning.

The DC-10 can reach any hot-spot in NSW within one hour

The a/c is N522AX

A laps for the press this morning

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Old 11th February 2018, 05:07 PM
MarkR MarkR is offline
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The VLAT has had a full day operating on the Orange fire, with numerous sorties ex Richmond.

The coordinating Aero Commander has been staging out of Dubbo while there is also a scanning King Air operating high (VH-LAB), a practice first put in place by the NSCA in the 80's, also with King Airs.
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