Firing up in the skies
from Lac La Biche Post
Fire season is now well underway, which means the water bombers are now stationed at the Air Tanker Base west of the Lac La Biche Airport in Alberta, Canada, for the summer. Six amphibious airplanes are parked on the tarmac at the base, ready to take to the skies in the event of a wildfire. When they're not bringing air superiority to bear, the pilots are still "on alert," ready to leave inside of an hour or within five minutes, depending on the level of risk for wildfires in the area.
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