Geoff Agosti shot this time-lapse video at the Redmond, Oregon Air Tanker Base during the total solar eclipse August 21. The air tanker in the foreground is Tanker 42, a CV-580.
This is a very cool video of Tanker 42 dropping on the Bell Creek Fire — behind Birddog 840.
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.
Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to D. Cote.