Tanker 73 and an assortment of Conair's air tankers waiting for the call at the Provincial Air Tanker Centre.
parked at YXX.
A big thanks to the guys at Palmer for the tour of this amazing aircraft, she used to cross the Atlantic fo the now defunct Swissair. [Canon-20D]
Weekday afternoons this time of the year before dispersal to tanker bases, two or three of Conair's fleet are up doing circuits and bumps. Great time to catch some classic propellers.
Aircraft 51 around for another season. Caught him shooting approaches on 07/25 on a warm spring day.
Interesting, I don't think there are any other AT-802's with converted Wipline amphibian floats? If there are that would surprise me for Conair is good with coming up with innovative ideas.
Based upon the Grumman S-2 airframe, this Conair Firecat is seen taxiing out after being loaded with fire retardant for a fire fighting mission north of Abbottsford.
A Conair birddog transiting through Calgary on it's way to a forest fire.
Smithers Airport... nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley in northern BC. If I am not mistaken, these shots are the first images from this airport.
The last of the four 215's to come out of the hangar.
Shows off the profile of the 580 belly tank, along with the clean lines of the aircraft, even with the additiion, of that size dragging in the airflow.
Shot to the rear to show the lenght of the belly tank.
Abbotsford was one of the most scenic to photograph in. But more and more clutter is cropping up.