With its contract with the NSW Rural Fire Service finished, 'Southern Belle' departs YSRI for Avalon where it'll be based for the next few weeks.
The 10 Tanker DC-10's water dump is in full display as it roars past the media at Penrith lakes. Definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity to see something like this. [Canon 7D]
Passing through Brisbane on her way down south to assist the NSW Rural Fire Service over the coming summer months.
One of the highlights of my spotting life, what an amazing site. Pictured here coming over the trees at Penrith Lakes.
Nearing the end of her dropping run. Absolutely amazing, thank you Matty.
Southern Belle returning to Richmond after an initial water dump behind the RAAF base. [Canon 7D]
Arriving rwy 10 at YSRI after its flight from Brisbane. This will be its base for the next few months during bushfire season!
To be based in Richmond for the Summer.
Climbing out after taking off on RWY01, bound for RAAF Richmond. This aircraft will be based out of Richmond for the upcoming Australian bushfire season.