34 results found
Registration / Serial:N439DF
Fleetnumber:CDF 74
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (G-89)
Operator / Titles:California Department of Forestry - CDF
C/n (msn):208
City / Area:Vaquero Beach at Pyramid Lake [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:25 August 2010
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:227715
View count: 14
Late May 2010, a large forest fire took place in the south of Kern county (CA), near Highway 5. This Kern County (former US Navy S-2F 149845) was one of the aerial firefighters.
Registration / Serial:N439DF
Aircraft Version:Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (G-89)
Operator / Titles:California Department of Forestry - CDF
C/n (msn):208
City / Area:Vaquero Beach at Pyramid Lake [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:25 August 2010
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:N469DF
Fleetnumber:A33
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
Aircraft Version:Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster
Operator / Titles:California Department of Forestry - CDF
C/n (msn):337M-0323
City / Airport:Ramona (RNM)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:3 November 1992
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:221274
View count: 18
Registration cancelled in 2001. Scrapped
Registration / Serial:N469DF
Aircraft Version:Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster
Operator / Titles:California Department of Forestry - CDF
C/n (msn):337M-0323
City / Airport:Ramona (RNM)
Photo Date:3 November 1992
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:N490DF
Fleetnumber:330
Aircraft Original Type:North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft Generic Type:North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft Version:North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):305-012
City / Airport:Ramona (RNM)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:26 January 2020
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:214656
View count: 18
Former US Marine Corps Bronco (155401) has been with Cal Fire since 1996. Within the last couple of years, the Bronco fleet has had new 5 blade propellers installed.
Registration / Serial:N490DF
Aircraft Version:North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):305-012
City / Airport:Ramona (RNM)
Photo Date:26 January 2020
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:N491DF
Other Marks:301
Aircraft Original Type:Bell 204 / 205
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell 204/205/210 (H-1/40 Iroquois)
Aircraft Version:Bell EH-1H Iroquois (205)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):12146
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:18 March 2010
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:210633
View count: 18
This is a very well equipped fire fighting helicopter. Fire season is just around the corner and she is ready.
Registration / Serial:N491DF
Aircraft Version:Bell EH-1H Iroquois (205)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):12146
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:18 March 2010
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:N424DF
Other Marks:83
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Manufacturers:Grumman / Marsh
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):289C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:18 March 2010
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:207990
View count: 19
"Columbia" is being readied for the coming fire season in California
Registration / Serial:N424DF
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):289C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:18 March 2010
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:N441DF
Other Marks:100
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Manufacturers:Grumman / Marsh
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):277C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:18 March 2010
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:204886
View count: 20
Tanker 100 will soon be prepared for the coming fire season in California.
Registration / Serial:N441DF
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):277C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:18 March 2010
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:N437DF
Fleetnumber:73
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Grumman S-2E Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):123C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:30 September 2018
Photo by:PhilContact
Photo ID:199919
View count: 19
Registration / Serial:N437DF
Aircraft Version:Grumman S-2E Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):123C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:30 September 2018
Photo by:PhilContact
Registration / Serial:4146
Fleetnumber:70
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Grumman S-2A Tracker (G-89/S2F-1)
Operator / Titles:California Department of Forestry - CDF
C/n (msn):654
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:30 September 2018
Photo by:PhilContact
Photo ID:199918
View count: 19
Aircraft is ex JMSDF 4146
Registration / Serial:4146
Aircraft Version:Grumman S-2A Tracker (G-89/S2F-1)
Operator / Titles:California Department of Forestry - CDF
C/n (msn):654
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:30 September 2018
Photo by:PhilContact
Registration / Serial:N429DF
Fleetnumber:310
Aircraft Original Type:North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft Generic Type:North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft Version:North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):305-11
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:30 September 2018
Photo by:PhilContact
Photo ID:199916
View count: 20
Registration / Serial:N429DF
Aircraft Version:North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):305-11
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:30 September 2018
Photo by:PhilContact
Registration / Serial:N427DF
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Manufacturers:Grumman / Marsh
Operator / Titles:California Department of Forestry - CDF
C/n (msn):326C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:20 April 2009
Photo by:Neil AirdContact
Photo ID:194667
View count: 27
Registration / Serial:N427DF
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:California Department of Forestry - CDF
C/n (msn):326C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:20 April 2009
Photo by:Neil AirdContact
Registration / Serial:N444DF
Other Marks:75
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Manufacturers:Grumman / Marsh
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):187C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:20 April 2009
Photo by:Neil AirdContact
Photo ID:194663
View count: 22
Registration / Serial:N444DF
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):187C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:20 April 2009
Photo by:Neil AirdContact
Registration / Serial:N444DF
Other Marks:75
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Manufacturers:Grumman / Marsh
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):187C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:20 April 2009
Photo by:Neil AirdContact
Photo ID:194656
View count: 24
Registration / Serial:N444DF
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):187C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:20 April 2009
Photo by:Neil AirdContact
Registration / Serial:N429DF
Other Marks:310
Aircraft Original Type:North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft Generic Type:North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft Version:North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Operator / Titles:California Department of Conservation
C/n (msn):305-11
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:14 March 2014
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:186390
View count: 29
Recently repainted and now wearing its current "Cal Fire" titles.
Registration / Serial:N429DF
Aircraft Version:North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Operator / Titles:California Department of Conservation
C/n (msn):305-11
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:14 March 2014
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:N489DF
Other Marks:901
Aircraft Original Type:Bell 204 / 205
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell 204/205/210 (H-1/40 Iroquois)
Aircraft Version:Bell EH-1X Iroquois (205)
Operator / Titles:California Department of Conservation
C/n (msn):12224
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:14 March 2014
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:186285
View count: 31
A spare machine filling in for their usual one which is away for maintenance.
Registration / Serial:N489DF
Aircraft Version:Bell EH-1X Iroquois (205)
Operator / Titles:California Department of Conservation
C/n (msn):12224
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:14 March 2014
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:N426DF
Fleetnumber:88
Other Marks:CDF
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Manufacturers:Grumman / Marsh
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):293C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:6 January 2008
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:185208
View count: 34
Ex US Navy S-2F 152824 converted to turbine powered fire fighting tanker
Registration / Serial:N426DF
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):293C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:6 January 2008
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:N435DF
Other Marks:72
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Manufacturers:Grumman / Marsh
Operator / Titles:California Department of Conservation
C/n (msn):329C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:3 March 2014
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:183415
View count: 30
Just came back from the paint shop
Registration / Serial:N435DF
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:California Department of Conservation
C/n (msn):329C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:3 March 2014
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:N116Z
Fleetnumber:116
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed HC-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):382-5002
City / Airport:Sacramento - McClellan (KMCC / MCC)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:2 August 2019
Photo by:Coert van BredaContact
Photo ID:182881
View count: 34
former USCG 1708, one of 7 redundant HC-130Hs that were assigned to the US Forest Service in 2013 to be converted to Air Tankers. Instead of installing retardant tanks, the USFS only used a slip-in Modular Airborne FireFighting System (MAFFS) retardant system. In August 2018 the USFS lost interest in using the Hercules as AirTanker, and the 7 aircraft were transferred to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Tanker 116 is seen at Sacramento Airport, still in USFS livery
Registration / Serial:N116Z
Aircraft Version:Lockheed HC-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):382-5002
City / Airport:Sacramento - McClellan (KMCC / MCC)
Photo Date:2 August 2019
Photo by:Coert van BredaContact
Registration / Serial:N118Z
Fleetnumber:118
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed HC-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):382-5121
City / Airport:Sacramento - McClellan (KMCC / MCC)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:2 August 2019
Photo by:Coert van BredaContact
Photo ID:182880
View count: 124
former USCG 1721, one of 7 redundant HC-130H that were assigned to the US Forest Service in 2013 to be converted to Air Tankers. Instead of installing retardant tanks, the USFS only used a slip-in Modular Airborne FireFighting System (MAFFS) retardant system. In August 2018 the USFS lost interest in using the Hercules as AirTanker, and the 7 aircraft were transferred to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). In July 2019 Tanker 118 was painted in CAL FIRE livery
Registration / Serial:N118Z
Aircraft Version:Lockheed HC-130H Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):382-5121
City / Airport:Sacramento - McClellan (KMCC / MCC)
Photo Date:2 August 2019
Photo by:Coert van BredaContact
Registration / Serial:N444DF
Other Marks:75
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Manufacturers:Grumman / Marsh
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):187C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 March 2011
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:179827
View count: 43
Ready to go back to its base at Paso Robles
Registration / Serial:N444DF
Aircraft Version:Marsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker (G-121)
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):187C
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:15 March 2011
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:N413DF
Other Marks:120
Aircraft Original Type:North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft Generic Type:North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft Version:North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):305-20M13
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:18 March 2010
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:179570
View count: 40
The Bronco makes an excellent Bird Dog aircraft.
Registration / Serial:N413DF
Aircraft Version:North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
Operator / Titles:Cal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
C/n (msn):305-20M13
City / Airport:Hemet - Hemet-Ryan (KHMT / HMT)
Photo Date:18 March 2010
Photo by:John OlafsonContact