Monday, August 19, 2013

Palmer Fire Season

I'm a little embarrassed by it, but I love when the firefighters show up. Lots of fires this year led to a banner crop of airplanes...

 Convair 580

 It's hard to see but in addition to the three Convair 580's there's an Electra in the back.

There were briefly a couple CL-215's.  I saw some video of them working the Chena Road fire by Fairbanks. When they stopped this one, the mechanic (or co-pilot) went up on the wing with FOUR GALLONS of oil to service the engines, lol

Not firefighting, but it was fun to see this Pawnee banner tow working out of PAAQ for a while.  He's got it made - basically tow banners pretty much wherever he wants in AK for the summer.