Canadian air tankers headed to Alaska

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Air Tanker 42, a Convair 580, taxiing for takeoff at Whitehorse Airport, Yukon, Canada. Photo by D. Cote, Yukon Fire Management.

At least seven air tankers are being sent from Canada to Alaska to help with the wildfire situation developing in that state. Here are the aircraft that we are aware of that stopped at Whitehorse, Yukon, for fuel:

  • Tanker 42, a Convair 580, from Slave Lake, Alberta, operated by Conair.
  • Four CL-215Ts from Slave Lake, Alberta, with two Bird Dogs, operated by Conair.
  • Two Convair 580s out of Williams Lake, B.C. passed through Whitehorse a couple of days ago on their way to Alaska.
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Two CL-215Ts refuel at Whitehorse Airport, Yukon, Canada, en route to Alaska. Photo by D. Cote, Yukon Fire Management.

Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to D. Cote.