Santa Barbara Air Attack Station Perkins Fire operations
June 19 - 25, 2006

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Three aerial tankers and a pair of Air Attack planes came to the Santa Barbara Air Attack Station to fight the Perkins Fire in the Los Padres National Forest on Monday, June 19. Firefighting operations are continuing on Sunday June 25 as the Perkins Fire is 85% contained. Update: As of Monday, June 26, the Perkins fire is 100% contained, having burned just under 15,000 acres.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune N1386C Tanker 44 departing from Runway 25. Tanker 44 served the U.S. Navy as BuNo 128422. It is operated by Neptune Aviation Services, of Missoula, Montana.

Tanker 44 departing from Runway 25.

Tanker 44 departing from Runway 25.

Tanker 44 departing from Runway 25.

Tanker 44 departing from Runway 25.

Tanker 44 on approach to land on Runway 25.

Tanker 44 on approach to land on Runway 25.

CDF Grumman S-2F 3AT Turbo-Tracker, N436DF Tanker 76 landing on Runway 25. Tanker 76 served the U.S. Navy as BuNo 152337. It was retired to the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as 1S0526 on April 18, 1975. It was transferred to Royal Australian Navy as N12-152337. It received its current registration on October 9, 2003.

Tanker 44 taxiing out of the Santa Barbara Air Attack Station.

Tanker 76 taxiing out of the Santa Barbara Air Attack Station.

Tanker 44 taking off from Runway 25.

Tanker 44 taking off from Runway 25.

Tanker 76 taking off from Runway 25.

California Department of Forestry (CDF) Grumman S-2F 3AT Turbo-Tracker, N439DF Tanker 74 on approach to land on Runway 25. Tanker 74 was delivered to VS-33 as BuNo 149854 in April 1963 and deployed to WestPac aboard USS Bennington (CVS-20). The U.S. Forestry Commission registered it as N509DF on August 21, 1996. It received its current registration on February 14, 2003, after it was re-equipped with turboprop engines.

Cessna T337D N2337, Air Attack 337 on approach to land on Runway 25.

Tanker 76 on approach to land on Runway 25.

Tanker 74 on approach to land on Runway 25.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Tanker 44 departing from Runway 25.

Tanker 76 departing from Runway 25.

Monday, June 19, 2006

California Department of Forestry (CDF) Grumman S-2F 3AT Turbo-Tracker, N439DF Tanker 74 on approach to land on Runway 25.

Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune N1386C Tanker 44 on approach to land on Runway 25.

Tanker 44

CDF Grumman S-2F 3AT Turbo-Tracker, N436DF Tanker 76 taxiing out to Runway 25.

Tanker 44 taxiing out to Runway 25.

Tanker 44

Tanker 74 on approach to land on Runway 25.

Tanker 76 on approach to land on Runway 25.

Tanker 76 taxiing out to Runway 25.

Tanker 44 on approach to land on Runway 25.

Tanker 74 taxiing out of the Santa Barbara Air Attack Station.

Refueling Tanker 44

Tanker 74 taking off from Runway 25.

CDF North American OV-10A Bronco, N403DF Air Attack 500 taxiing out of the Air Attack Station.

Tanker 76 taxiing out of the Air Attack Station.

Air Attack 500 taking off from Runway 25.

Air Attack 500

Air Attack 500

Grumman S-2F 3AT Turbo-Tracker, N436DF Tanker 76 taking off from Runway 25.

Tanker 76 taking off from Runway 7.

Rockwell 690B Turbo Commander, N700PQ Air Attack taxiing into the Air Attack Station. It is operated by Rogers Helicopters Incorporated of Fresno, California.

Tanker 44 starting its starboard R-3350 radial engine.

Tanker 44 taking off from Runway 7.

Tanker 74 taking off from Runway 7.



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