Air International 2000-04
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R.Francillon - Civilian Broncos /Commercial aviation/
A BLM Bronco and a MAFFS-configured C-130E of the 115th AS, 146th AW, California ANG, fly in trail formation over the Santa Inez Mountains in Southern California during MAFFS training in 1996.
Colourful markings applied to the OV-10As used as lead aircraft by the Bureau of Land Management facilitate their spotting by air tanker pilots flying in the smoke and haze near forest fires.
A BLM Bronco and a MAFFS-configured C-130E of the 115th AS, 146th AW, California ANG, fly in trail formation over the Santa Inez Mountains in Southern California during MAFFS training in 1996.
N95LM, one of the six OV-10As operated by the Bureau of Land Management, banks away over the Santa Barbara Channel between the southern California coast and the Channel Islands during a sortie in support of MAFFS tankers of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve in May 1996.
Carrying the full markings of the California Department of Forestry, OV-10A N401DF '310' is an ex-USMC Bronco, BuNo 155457 and is seen here at its Hemet/Ryan Field base on October 10, 1997. Note the 'Ryan Air Attack' script under the cockpit and also the CDF TS-2A Tracker N417DF ‘76’ behind.
Carrying both its NASA registration number (N636NA) and the last five of its BuNo (155390), the first production OV-10A flies over the NASA Lewis Research Center (now the NASA John H Glenn Research Center) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Carrying the full markings of the California Department of Forestry, OV-10A N401DF '310' is an ex-USMC Bronco, BuNo 155457 and is seen here at its Hemet/Ryan Field base on October 10, 1997. Note the 'Ryan Air Attack' script under the cockpit and also the CDF TS-2A Tracker N417DF ‘76’ behind.