Very Large Air Tanker ‘Nancy Bird’
During the 2018 fire season, the DC-10 or VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker) ‘Nancy Bird’ was based in Richmond, NSW.
Imagine you are a crew member on ‘Nancy Bird’. How long would it take to fly from Richmond to Wagga Wagga?
Small aircraft, large tankers and helicopters are all used to fight bush fires in Australia.
Large Air Tankers are important assets to combat bush fires across NSW.