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dc.contributor.authorKliment, Linda K.
dc.contributor.authorRokhsaz, Kamran
dc.contributor.authorAli, Syed Junaid
dc.contributor.authorNelson, John A.
dc.identifier.citationKliment, L. K., Rokhsaz, K., Ali, S. J., & Nelson, J. A. (2021). Exploratory study of c-130 usage in forest service operation. Paper presented at the AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, 1-10.,
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dc.description.abstractGround-air-ground usage results are presented for two EC-103Q and two L-382G aircraft being used in support of USFS in fighting forest fires. The results are based on flights containing retardant drops as well as ferry and maintenance flights, with 1,437 total flights recorded during 2016-2019. It is shown that the average flight time is 39 minutes, the maximum altitudes remain less than the service ceiling for the airplane, and the takeoff and landing airspeeds and weights remain well below the limits. In addition, the firefighting flights are separated into five individual phases. Two phases are for the cruising flight to and from the fire area and three phases are associated with the retardant drop. Relevant results for each phase are presented and discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFederal Aviation Administration, U.S. Forest Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Funding text This effort was funded by the United States Forest Service through the Grant 17-G-004 administered by the Federal Aviation Administration. The authors wish to recognize the support and the guidance provided by Mr. David Rathfelder from Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office and Ms. Heather Castillo from United States Forest Service in conducting this work. The FAA project monitor was Dr. Sohrob Mottaghi.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAIAA SciTech Forum 2021;
dc.titleExploratory study of c-130 usage in forest service operationen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2021 by Linda K. Kliment, Kamran Rokhsaz, Syed Junaid Ali, and John A. Nelson. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., with permission.en_US

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