|Wildfire in Texas|
Specially built by Canadair, now Bombardier, these planes look like the old ((Goose(s)Geese), still powered by two R2800 engines, proudly built by Pratt and Whitney - but there is a conversion kit to outfit the aircraft with Turboprop engines. The first and only conversion kit for aircraft, by the way.
The planes are operated in about 30 countries, in the USA they are mostly flown by a company in Arizona that specializes in airborne firefighting.
|Three CL215 planes waiting to battle a fire.|
(Look familiar to you Wilbur?)
|Dropping water, the interior tanks empty through a special "door" in the belly|
|The CL215's instrument panel and flight controls.|