FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) -
Formerly California Department of Forestry (CDF)
Porterville Air Attack Base
May 19, 2009
Tracker S-2T Tanker: 76
Assigned OV-10A Bronco: 410
S-2T Tankers on site:
OV-10A Broncos on site: 430
When I was there Turbo Trackers
90 and 91 were on site which are normally assigned to Ukiah and OV-10
430 is normally assigned to Fresno. I was given a nice tour of the
site by the battalion chief and the S-2T pilot. He was very
anxious to take delivery of base assigned Tanker 76.
This Lockheed P2V Neptune is operated by
Neptune Aviation Services out of Missoula, Montana.