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‘SuperTanker’ gets OKed by Govt. Accountability Office for firefighting

‘SuperTanker’ gets OKed by Govt. Accountability Office for firefighting

A jumbo jet that is converted to fight wildfires had to sit out most of the massive fires that raged across the West this year. But the Boeing 747-400, which can drop 19,000 gallons of water or retardant on fires, may be able to fly more next year in the United States, after a federal agency...
Moody stays aloft to help develop ‘SuperTanker’ for fighting big wildfires

Moody stays aloft to help develop ‘SuperTanker’ for fighting big wildfires

For most of his career as a firefighter, Bill Moody of Twisp attacked wildfires with the help of a light, nylon parachute. Today, the longtime smokejumper is helping fight fires with a more formidable tool — a Boeing 747 “SuperTanker” aircraft. For more than a decade, Moody has been involved in helping with …
Letters to the editor: Feb. 4, 2015

Letters to the editor: Feb. 4, 2015

Thanks for great response Dear Editor: On Saturday, Jan. 24, my wife, Sandy, broke her leg while cross country skiing on the Methow Trail north of the North Cascades Basecamp. She was seriously injured, unable to move, in a great deal of pain and we were suspecting a fractured upper leg (femur) — 911 was alerted and...
Fighting wildfires from aloft

Fighting wildfires from aloft

By Ann McCreary

Circling the pillars of smoke billowing upward from a wildfire is a small plane. Inside, Bill Moody of Twisp is the air tactical supervisor for the fire, orchestrating the aircraft fighting the fire and providing strategies and …