414Flyer RIP

dustrpilot

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Oh man, that sucks big. So sad to hear. R.I.P 414
 

Dan CFI/CFII

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I also knew Ron for quite some time.

Rest in Peace Ron. I was looking forward to meeting up with him after this season during his regular road trip through CO and NM...

Dan
 

GogglesPisano

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RIP 414. Enjoy your flight West.
 

Megalops

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Rip Ron, Happens all to often. I find myself getting more and more angry with Tanker crashes.
 

Freight Dog

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Ron was my roommate in Hawaii when we flew air tours...

What a great guy!

RIP my friend!
 

TMMT

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:(

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Flightist

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Very sad... I always enjoyed his posts.
 

hammer2

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Thoughts and prayers with his family...RIP 414.
 

Whistlin' Dan

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So very sad. Our thoughts are with their family and friends.

Many people, including pilots, don't appreciate just how thin the margin of safety can be in that line of work.
 

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414 was one of the Good Guys. RIP.

News story mentioned they had 1600 gal of fuel and 2000 gal of product on board.

I'm not knowledeable on the fire fighting work, but it seems to me 1600 gal of fuel is an awful lot for a 30-60 min (?) flight in a P2. Is this a media screw-up? If it's true, did they really need 1600 gal to feed two recips for an hour?
 

UnableDirect

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414 was one of the Good Guys. RIP.

News story mentioned they had 1600 gal of fuel and 2000 gal of product on board.

I'm not knowledeable on the fire fighting work, but it seems to me 1600 gal of fuel is an awful lot for a 30-60 min (?) flight in a P2. Is this a media screw-up? If it's true, did they really need 1600 gal to feed two recips for an hour?
i dont think they refuel for each drop under all circumstances.
 

Dizel8

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Tail winds and Fair skies Ron
 
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