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Plane at Rooster Rock Sunday am

 
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windfun7

Since 23 Aug 2015
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PostSun Oct 16, 22 9:47 am    Plane at Rooster Rock Sunday am Reply with quote

Anyone know the story behind this?

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Mark

Since 20 Jun 2005
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PostSun Oct 16, 22 1:57 pm     Reply with quote

There is a fire north of Washougal. It's a tanker plane filling up with water to fight the fire. We were kiting just down river of the plane.
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bigjohn

Since 13 Mar 2012
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PostSun Oct 16, 22 8:25 pm    Re: Plane at Rooster Rock Sunday am Reply with quote

windfun7 wrote:
Anyone know the story behind this?


Not this one, but two other times (one time buy Dougs, other time by Rufus) hindsight tells me we were impeding fire fighting efforts.

If you see planes like this, or helicopters scooping water, do everyone a favor and get out of the water. Their mission takes precedence.

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IWantToFly

Since 29 Jul 2019
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PostMon Oct 17, 22 12:05 am     Reply with quote

Snapped a quick pic of the fire as I was driving from PDX to Rooster. It is essentially straight across from Troutdale. Would have been wild to see the plane. I can’t imagine the pilots know much about kiting and would know to look out for kiters, but maybe they would see in time.

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kitezilla

Since 22 Jun 2006
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PostMon Oct 17, 22 9:37 am     Reply with quote

Well, that explains the kiter they found in the tree in the burn area.

Kinda like the "Florida Man Fire Diving" thing.... have been wondering what the next sport will be, after wingfoiling:


https://www.firediving.com/

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ezryder111

Since 24 Dec 2012
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PostMon Oct 17, 22 12:48 pm     Reply with quote

kitezilla wrote:
Well, that explains the kiter they found in the tree in the burn area.

Kinda like the "Florida Man Fire Diving" thing.... have been wondering what the next sport will be, after wingfoiling:


https://www.firediving.com/


They took that urban legend and really ran with it Laughing

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Pete

Since 29 Oct 2007
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PostTue Oct 18, 22 1:36 pm     Reply with quote

kitezilla wrote:


https://www.firediving.com/


Someone put a lot of time into this site! I wonder how many people actually believe this is a thing! Plenty of idiots out there that believe just about anything they read on the intraweb! haha

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shred_da_gorge

Since 12 Nov 2008
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PostTue Oct 18, 22 6:32 pm     Reply with quote

It looks like a legit group of divers with a twisted sense of humor. That guy Steve that's on there I've met before (he's friends with my old roommate).

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