Cal-Fire air tanker 91 releases its 1,200-gallon (4,542-litre) load during a training drop over Solano County in preparation for the start of the 2017 California wildfire season. Grumman/ Marsh Aviation S-2F3AT (S-2T) is registered to the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, managed by Cal-Fire and flown and maintained under a contract with DynCorp at McClellan Field in Sacramento, California. It is one of 23 S-2Ts that will be deployed this year to 13 Cal-Fire fire attack bases throughout the state. Tanker 91 is set to be deployed to Ukiah in northern California for 2017.
By Jim DunnFeature