Legendary ag-plane returns
A couple of months ago, I settled into the seat of the same type of ag-aircraft that started my first ag-flying season. Although the familiar appearance resonated with me, the aircraft that I found myself in some 40 years later was completely different. I remember well my very first takeoff in a Piper Pawnee PA-25 Hutcherson conversion with a 250 HP O-540 Lycoming engine and fixed pitch prop. I am not sure what the operator had done to make the engine have 15 more horsepower, but I know it required 100-octane fuel instead of the 80-octane fuel other 235 HP Pawnees were using at the time.
Planes: Fire & Rescue hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014
“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new adventure-comedy about a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting.
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