Fire contractor plans bomber tests

February 19th, 2013 at 2:35 pm by under Wildfires

An aviation company that provides aerial tankers for fighting wildfires will be training in the Alamogordo and Roswell areas this week.

Neptune Aviation of Missoula, Mont., will base three four-motor Lockheed P2V aircraft at the Alamogordo Air Tanker Base.

Training and proficiency flights will include day and night flights on this schedule announced today:

Tuesday:  One daytime flight

Wednesday:  Two daytime flights

Thursday:  Two daytime and one nighttime flights

Friday:  Two daytime and one nighttime flights

The U.S. Forest Service says day flights will usually occur around 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. with night flights around dusk.

Some of the training missions may involve water drops near the base runway.

Neptune Aviation Lockheed P2V. (National Transportation Safety Board)


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