Fire Season when you get these in the Interior Alaska.
parked at YXX.
Immaculate CV580 firebomber C-FHKF in the Conair compound at Abbotsford, 08/13/05
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.
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.
Convair 580 converted to a water bomber by Kelowna Flightcraft was very helpful in fighting all the forest fires in that area a year after this photo was taken.