Remarks: "Tanker 27" departing runway 26 at Stead with a slow climb due to being full of retardant to go fight the "Peterson" fire just as the sun is just about done with it's job for the day. Pylon #3 can also be seen in the background which is used for the Reno Air Races each September. 1280px
Remarks: "Tanker 17" just getting airborne off of runway 08 at Stead to go help fight a rare large fire in late October. The "Peterson" fire was just to the west of the airport making for quick runs back and forth.
First shot of this former Spanish Air Force bird in the database. 1600px wide.