Porterville Municipal Airport

We dropped into this quiet airfield heading straight for the Cal Fire base. We received a very warm welcome, and saw a couple of bonus firebombers. We were here on 6th May.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Beech B200 King Air N741JR US Forest Service
Douglas A-4L Skyhawk 147727 AH-400 USN At the main airport entrance
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N436DF (NR436DF) Tanker 76 Cal Fire ex USN 152337
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N442DF (NX442DF) Tanker 94 Cal Fire ex USN 152826. We also saw this at Sacramento McClellan Airport.
Lockheed C-130H Hercules N130FF (NR130FF) Tanker 131 Coulson Aviation 'Next Gen Airtanker' Hercules. Ex USN 161495, NASA 427 N427NA
North American OV-10A Bronco N400DF 410 Cal Fire ex USMC 155454, 55454
Sikorsky CH-64A Skycrane N9125M (NX9125M NR9125M) 25M Siller Helicopters Ex US Army 68-18455

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