Finlay Creek Fire

User avatar
Lazarus
Fledgling
Posts: 218
Joined: Aug 17th, 2008, 6:06 pm

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by Lazarus »

dale mck wrote:think there more likely the Canadair CL-215 amphibious aircraft your referring to,,not Buffalos . At any rate the important thing is there there,,,what ever they are !


Even more likely that they're CL-415's The 215 was the original radial-engined version while the 415 is the updated version with turboprop engines. Amazing machines designed and built in Canada specifically as dedicated fire-fighting aircraft rather than being converted from some other use.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-415
Last edited by Lazarus on Sep 2nd, 2017, 6:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
JagXKR
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3160
Joined: Jun 19th, 2011, 6:25 am

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by JagXKR »

From the BC Wildfire Twitter site.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.
User avatar
ferri
Forum Administrator
Posts: 55177
Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:21 pm

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by ferri »

“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.”
― Albert Einstein
User avatar
JagXKR
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3160
Joined: Jun 19th, 2011, 6:25 am

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by JagXKR »

Lazarus wrote:
Even more likely that they're CL-415's The 215 was the original radial-engined version while the 415 is the updated version with turboprop engines. Amazing machines designed and built in Canada specifically as dedicated fire-fighting aircraft rather than being converted from some other use.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-415



They could be CL-215T

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-215
snip
Cascade Aerospace, Canada, offers CL-215 to CL-215T engine retrofits using the Bombardier kit and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123AF engines and is currently the only conversion kit installer in the world.[3]

Cascade is Conair.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conair_Group
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.
User avatar
tsayta
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3690
Joined: Feb 1st, 2006, 8:25 pm

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by tsayta »

Queen K wrote:Can't decide, back to Peachland or to Ok Mt. Park area for photos.

Damn.

Okanagan mom.cmon up
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
WW
User avatar
Treblehook
Grand Pooh-bah
Posts: 2143
Joined: Jan 17th, 2011, 1:10 am

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by Treblehook »

Since there was no lightning today, would anyone object vigorously to a conclusion that this fire was human caused? It makes no difference if it was a smoker, some idiot who has violated the campfire ban or an equally stupid person[s] riding their ATV or dirt bike through the tinder dry grass or someone parking their vehicle with hot exhaust in dry grass. What kind of person figures the request that people stay out of the back country doesn't apply to them? This Finlay Creek fire has serious potential.
dmctighe
Newbie
Posts: 21
Joined: Apr 4th, 2015, 12:20 am

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by dmctighe »

The previous poster probably referred to the "Buffalo's" as the 215's or 415's as seen on Ice pilots, and BUFFALO Airways perhaps ? Regardless, they are quick and efficient, as long as the %$#$ little pleasure boats STAY OUT OF THEIR WAY (as just reported on Castanet) , how stupid can boaters be...No...don't answer that ;-)
Troy
Site Technical Administrator
Posts: 1259
Joined: Jan 28th, 2004, 4:45 pm

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by Troy »

The view right now from one of our webcams:
https://www.castanet.net/scenic-web-cams/camera/114/
1820.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
rustled
Buddha of the Board
Posts: 16642
Joined: Dec 26th, 2010, 12:47 pm

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by rustled »

JagXKR wrote:From the BC Wildfire Twitter site.
Image

Is the red in the bottom left corner flame, or retardant?
Ideology...gives evil-doing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination...[it] is the social theory which helps to make his actions seem good instead of bad in his own and others' eyes...
-Solzhenitsyn
User avatar
tsayta
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3690
Joined: Feb 1st, 2006, 8:25 pm

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by tsayta »

Retardant
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
WW
User avatar
JagXKR
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3160
Joined: Jun 19th, 2011, 6:25 am

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by JagXKR »

Smoke is, by far, less right now than 45 minutes ago. Crossing fingers they get a handle on it soon. Not much daylight left. Still have the 2 Convairs and 2 Electras refilling constantly.
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.
User avatar
tsayta
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3690
Joined: Feb 1st, 2006, 8:25 pm

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by tsayta »

Very diminished
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
WW
User avatar
JagXKR
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3160
Joined: Jun 19th, 2011, 6:25 am

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by JagXKR »

tsayta wrote:Retardant


Yep. Look just to the right of it and you'll see a tiny little plane. It's a Convair or an Electra.

Not really that tiny.
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.
User avatar
ferri
Forum Administrator
Posts: 55177
Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:21 pm

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by ferri »

“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.”
― Albert Einstein
User avatar
WalterWhite
Lord of the Board
Posts: 3838
Joined: Jan 31st, 2017, 3:56 pm

Re: Big Smoke South West of Peachland

Post by WalterWhite »

JagXKR wrote:
tsayta wrote:Retardant


Yep. Look just to the right of it and you'll see a tiny little plane. It's a Convair or an Electra.

Not really that tiny.


- and to the right of that, just left of center is an even tinier plane - the bird dog.

Return to “Fire Watch 2017”