Monday, December 18, 2017

The Georgia Forestry gets a firefighting aircraft



Thrush Aircraft delivered a 510 G Switchback to Georgia Forestry, on Friday morning.

The 510 G Switchback is an aircraft that will be used to put out wildfires.

The plane can dump 500 gallons of water in less than two seconds.

According to Thrush Aircraft, Georgia experiences an average of 4,000 wild fires a year.

Thrush Aircraft delivered a 510 G Switchback to Georgia Forestry, on Friday morning.

The 510 G Switchback is an aircraft that will be used to put out wildfires. The plane can dump 500 gallons of water in less than two seconds.

According to Thrush Aircraft, Georgia experiences an average of 4,000 wild fires a year.

These fires typically damage 35,000 acres of forested land.

Thrush said it's important to effectively put out these wild fires to protect the state's $32 billion timber industry.

Eric Rojek said, "Now we're going to do a better job fighting fires. And it's even better to do it in our own backyard, in our home state, in our home county. We get to do something that makes a difference."

The project was funded through Georgia tax dollars. That's according to the Georgia Forestry. 

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