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Air Force Reserve makes 'splash' at the 2009 AirVenture

An Air Force Reserve C-130 equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, or 'MAFFS II, presents a live water drop July 27 at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wis. The airshow is known as the world's greatest aviation celebration and attracts hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts from all over the world. The C-130, assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is equipped with the new MAFFS II system and is on display at EAA AirVenture through July 29. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Capt. Jeff Schoen)

An Air Force Reserve C-130 equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, or 'MAFFS II, presents a live water drop July 27 at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wis. The airshow is known as the world's greatest aviation celebration and attracts hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts from all over the world. The C-130, assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is equipped with the new MAFFS II system and is on display at EAA AirVenture through July 29. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Capt. Jeff Schoen)

Thousands of aviation enthusiasts await the arrival of the Air Force Reserve's Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture airshow July 27 at Oshkosh, Wis. The 302nd Airlift Wing, the AF Reserve's only airlift unit assigned to aerial firefighting, performed a MAFFS water drop demo, showcasing the AF Reserve's aerial firefighting capabilities. The 302nd AW is based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Skarban)

Thousands of aviation enthusiasts await the arrival of the Air Force Reserve's Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture airshow July 27 at Oshkosh, Wis. The 302nd Airlift Wing, the AF Reserve's only airlift unit assigned to aerial firefighting, performed a MAFFS water drop demo, showcasing the AF Reserve's aerial firefighting capabilities. The 302nd AW is based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ann Skarban)

An Air Force Reserve C-130 equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, or 'MAFFS II, presents a live water drop July 27 at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wis. The airshow is known as the world's greatest aviation celebration and attracts hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts from all over the world. The C-130, assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is equipped with the new MAFFS II system and is on display at EAA AirVenture through July 29. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Capt. Jeff Schoen)

An Air Force Reserve C-130 equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, or 'MAFFS II, presents a live water drop July 27 at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wis. The airshow is known as the world's greatest aviation celebration and attracts hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts from all over the world. The C-130, assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is equipped with the new MAFFS II system and is on display at EAA AirVenture through July 29. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Capt. Jeff Schoen)