CL-215T Fire Bomber

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  1. AKBill

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    3 Fire Bombers came thru Juneau this weekend. They were operated by Bridger Aerospace, https://bridgeraerospace.com/

    Did not talk to the flight crew but I bet they are headed North to help out with the wildfires. Looked like a very interesting aircraft. Fire Bommer 1.JPG Fire Bommer.JPG
     
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    The pilots are all friends and former co-workers. All Juneau residents. Bridger has been contracted to work the fires burning in the interior of AK.
     
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  3. Jim K

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    We got the grand tour of 282 on the ramp in MN last summer. Cool airplanes. They were sitting around waiting for something to happen when we were there so they were happy to talk & show us the aircraft.

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    Good thing I got my Multi-Engine Seaplane rating. CL215 here I come :D
     
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    You could ALMOST carry all of your kids in one of those. :)
     
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    My neighbor is in the middle of getting here Multiengine Sea commercial and MEI. I'm trying to convince the other neighbor that he wants to put floats on his aztec.
     
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  7. AKBill

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    A friend said they are here on a layover, I guess there contract up North starts soon.

    Very nice visit for your family. Looks like you all had a good time. Thanks for posting.