Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Your Sunday Morning Big Prop Noise

A DC-7 fire bomber.



Fire bombing seems to often be the last purpose for an old airliner before going to the smelter.

4 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
CenterPuke88 said...

Sorry, Comrade, tried to link it but the https got denied, and without it I got a 404...

AVWeb has a story on the conversation of six ex-SWA B737-300’s into water bombers...

https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/737-Firefighting-Aircraft-Under-Testing-230989-1.html

I searched for your post on this and failed, madam!

Old NFO said...

Ah yes, the 'growl' of four 3350s! And those are the long stack version! They were truly workhorse engines! Burned oil like it was going of style, and throwing it out too! 18 gal reservoirs, it would 'burn 6, through 6 out, and leave you 6 gallons...LOL

Deadstick said...

In my college years in Atlanta, I used to fly back and forth to home in Miami on the TWA Super Connies. I always scheduled night flights so I could watch the exhaust flames: huge, billowing orange on takeoff, gradually fading to blue as the FE tuned the mixtures. Loved it.