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
Immaculate CV580 firebomber C-FHKF in the Conair compound at Abbotsford, 08/13/05
Looking smart and waiting it's next fire bombing duty.
Delivered new to Northwest in 1958 as N581
really love this shot, the devine scenery of Alaska reminds me of a peaceful place! [Canon-20D]
Tanker 79 waiting on the ramp for the call.
Closeup view of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6 engine and the retardant tank on Tanker 79
Tanker 78 has not seen much action yet this fire season.
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.