Sacramento McClellan Airport, Sacramento

A main Cal Fire mainenance base. As ever, we were warmly welcomed, and given a great tour of the ramp and the maintenance hangars. We were there on 8th May.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Beech 56 Baron N457DF Cal Fire
Beech C-12D Huron N459DF Cal Fire ex US Army 81-23546
Beech C-12D Huron N463DF Cal Fire ex US Army 81-32543
Bell UH-1F Iroquois 67-19494 (tail) Cal Fire
Bell EH-1H Iroquois N496DF Cal Fire ex US Army 70-15765
Boeing CH-47D Chinook N950CH (NR950CH) CHI Aviation. Ex USAF 73-21979, Australian AF A15-010, 93-0932
Cessna 172P N9408L  
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N425DF (NX425DF, NR425DF) Tanker 89 Cal Fire ex USN 152825, N522DF
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N427DF (NR427DF) Tanker 70 Cal Fire ex USN 153570
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N432DF Tanker 71 Cal Fire ex USN 149268, N505DF
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N433DF Tanker 86 Cal Fire ex USN 149855, N510DF
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N434DF Tanker 90 Cal Fire ex USN 153579
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N435DF (NR435DF NX435DF) Tanker 72 Cal Fire ex USN 153573, N526DF
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N437DF Tanker 73 Cal Fire ex USN 149848, N507DF
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N438DF Tanker 85 Cal Fire ex USN 151640, N513DF
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N439DF Tanker 74 Cal Fire ex USN 149854, N509DF
Grumman (Marsh) S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker N442DF (NX442DF) Tanker 94 Cal Fire ex USN 152826. We also saw this at Porterville Airport.
Grumman S-2E Tracker 149259 Z-173 Cal Fire ex USN, N501DF
Lockheed EC-130Q Hercules N134CG Tanker 134 Coulson Flying Tankers Zeus ex USN 161496. Crashed during a firefighting mission in New South Wales, Australia, on 23 January 2020, killing all three crew.
Lockheed HC-130H Hercules 1708 Tanker 116 US Forest Service ex USCG 1708
North American OV-10A Bronco N402DF 210 Cal Fire ex USN 155459
North American OV-10A Bronco N409DF 330 Cal Fire ex USN 155401
North American OV-10A Bronco N413DF 120 Cal Fire ex USMC 155402
North American OV-10A Bronco N418DF 340 Cal Fire ex USMC 155428
North American OV-10D Bronco N617NA US Forest Service Diamond Back: false registration, actually N473DF, ex USMC 155406, Colombian Police 3040
Rockwell 690 Turbo Commander N57112 'Fire Attack'

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