Tail shot of Tanker 47 with Tanker 45 in the background. Many wildfires in the area keeping them busy.
Bearing the markings of the previous operator, the Province of Alberta, this CL215 basks in the early morning sun, hoping to fly again.
Lineup of stored trackers used for spares.
Even though the weather didn't cooperate with us, this still turned out to be a beautiful photo I think. (Nikon D70)
parked at YXX.
Taxing into the ramp for a rest period. I love the sound of these old propliners! (Nikon D70)
A nice panning shot of this DC-6 returning to base after a practice flight. (Nikon D70)
This beautiful old propliner departs on a practice flight to get familiar with the surrounding area. (Nikon D70)
One of Conair's beautifully maintained DC6As and looking so smart in their superb livery-it puts many a current "proper" airline's "Euro-white" apology for a colour scheme to shame.
Just a guess, but I fear that 'QI has fought its last fire...
Conair firebomber CV580 C-FKFA waits for the call outside the Conair offices at Abbotsford