This May 5, 2016, photo provided by Global Supertanker Services shows a Boeing 747 making a demonstration water drop at Colorado Springs Airport in Colorado Springs, Colo. The company with the 747 retardant bomber that can drop nearly 20,000 gallons
This May 5, 2016, photo provided by Global Supertanker Services shows a Boeing 747 making a demonstration water drop at Colorado Springs Airport in Colorado Springs, Colo. The company with the 747 retardant bomber that can drop nearly 20,000 gallons 75,000 liters) on wildfires says federal officials are keeping it grounded, putting homes and ground-based firefighters at risk. Officials with Global SuperTanker filed a protest with the U.S. Forest Service in June 2017 contesting a contract limiting firefighting aircraft to 5,000 gallons.
This May 5, 2016, photo provided by Global Supertanker Services shows a Boeing 747 making a demonstration water drop at Colorado Springs Airport in Colorado Springs, Colo. The company with the 747 retardant bomber that can drop nearly 20,000 gallons 75,000 liters) on wildfires says federal officials are keeping it grounded, putting homes and ground-based firefighters at risk. Officials with Global SuperTanker filed a protest with the U.S. Forest Service in June 2017 contesting a contract limiting firefighting aircraft to 5,000 gallons.

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