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Sunday, September 1, 2019

9/1/19 9:00 AM - CL 215 Aircraft at work on Kenai Lake

CL 215 in flight over Kenai Lake
CL 215 Aircraft approaches Kenai Lake

Aviation resources are hard at work on the Swan Lake Fire. Four CL 215 aircraft have been assigned to assist in suppression efforts on this incident.
A pilot fills the water tanks of a CL 215

When a pilot lowers a CL 215 to skim the surface of a lake, it takes as little as 12 seconds to completely fill the water tanks. It takes considerable skill from a CL 215 pilot to maneuver this unique aircraft. These planes have played an important part in protecting communities such as Cooper Landing.

Photo Credit: Virginia Morgan, Cooper Landing resident

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