|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