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April 12, 2013
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We need big tankers sooner

The last of the big air tankers will take to the air this year to battle wildfires all across the country. That one of those tankers belongs to Minden Air is a point of pride for Carson Valley, but it is also a reminder of days gone by when the large tankers were based at Minden-Tahoe Airport. Capable of dropping a payload of nearly 2,100 gallons, Minden Air’s P2V Neptune is a welcome sight at a wildfire. We remember when former East Fork Fire Chief Jim Reinhardt had a collection of model aircraft he’d modified as examples of air tankers. …

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 12, 2013 10:22AM Published Apr 17, 2013 03:36PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.