Tue, Jul 17, 2007
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the
right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the
day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"If you find Bambi konked out by a big box, we're going
to have people upset about that. There are some very good points to
their system, but some very big drawbacks as well."
Source: Carl Bambarger, aviation program leader
at the US Forest Service technology and development center. Boeing
recently partnered with Weyerhaeuser Co. to test a new technology
that will, hopefully, make aerial firefighting more effective and
much safer. It's called a Precision Container Air Delivery System
(PCADS), and works aerial firefighting like a humanitarian aid
airdrop. Flame retardant or even water is placed into cardboard
containers and dropped from a cargo plane. In midair, the
containers break apart -- at least, in theory -- releasing their
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