Fire contractor plans bomber testsFebruary 19th, 2013 at 2:35 pm by Bill Diven 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.
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