December 8, 2022
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From Russia, with water: Firm seeks to import fire-fighting tanker plane


From left, David Baskett and Adrian Butash of Santa Maria-based International Emergency Services are working to bring a fleet of Russian water bombers to the U.S. to Santa Maria to fight fires at home and abroad. (Stephen Nellis photo) A Santa Maria aviation entrepreneur has launched a new firm with a plan to bring a…


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1 Comment

  1. Neil Baker says:

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I’d prefer our Forest Service water bombers to be designed and built by Americans in the USA.