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Confessions of an Air Show Announcer; From Tankers to Warbirds

The alarm interrupted the smoke jumper presentation "Ladies and gentlemen, please move to the side of the room,

we have an alert." Obediently, we tourists moved to the side

as the jumpers accessed their gear and exited. Once they

were out of the building, we were allowed to go outside to

the edge of the ramp upon which a CASA 212 and a venerable

C-47A (N100Z) in United States Forest Service white and

red awaited with engines already starting to turn over.

Behind me I heard big radial engines, power being pulled

back, coming in to land. The lead aircraft was a Lockheed

Neptune (N4235N), tanker...


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