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GFC Thrush 510 Switchback aircraft

By CHRIS DILLEY, Senior Correspondent | January 14, 2021 | GEORGIA

Story No. 011521102

A Georgia Forestry Commission 2017 Thrush 510G Switchback aircraft Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) aircraft was photographed operating out of the Waycross-Ware County Airport. This aircraft is equipped with an 800 SHP GE H80 turbine engine, a 500-gallon water/retardant tank and a Max Viz Enhanced Vision System. It is also configured with a dual cockpit and dual flight controls. This aircraft was one of the first two switchback aircraft produced by the Albany, GA based Thrush Aircraft Company, and is capable of being used for fire suppression and agricultural work.

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