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JagXKR
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Looks like Penticton Fire Base will be having 2 Convair's from Conair at the base this year. They landed a while ago. Last year there were 4 Air Tractors and this year 2 Convair's. More capacity, less refills and faster to the fire.

http://conair.ca/conair_fleet/convair-cv580
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Prior to last year a Air Spray Electra was based in Penticton.
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JagXKR wrote:Looks like Penticton Fire Base will be having 2 Convair's from Conair at the base this year. They landed a while ago. Last year there were 4 Air Tractors and this year 2 Convair's. More capacity, less refills and faster to the fire.

http://conair.ca/conair_fleet/convair-cv580


Yes but the air tractors are more maneuverable and can fly over more treacherous terrain then the Convairs.

I sure love those Convair's though - was at KF for all the conversions.
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Prior to last year a Air Spray Electra was based in Penticton.


Go ahead, call me virtually resistant to change. I'm still flying an Air Spray Electra out of Penticton.

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Seems the base has a new resident. An RJ85 (former BA-46?) that will compliment the 2 Convairs.

http://conair.ca/conair_fleet/rj85at
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