Friday, 2 March 2012

Conair A26 Waterbombers

Welcome, It's May 1981, we have parked the Austin Metro at Heathrow and winged our way to Vancouver via Calgary ( where we were treated to a flypast by the Snowbirds as we taxied out) in business class luxury as we had a free upgrade courtesy of Ian Allen travel on an Air Canada Tristar 500. We have now made our way to the rural setting of Abbotsford  to visit Conair and their fleet of mostly ex warbird waterbombers ( technically they drop red mud as its stickier and you can see where its been dropped). Today we have a selection of A26  Invaders, long time favourites of fire fighting companies, parked out waiting for the fire season to start, when they will be sent off to forward bases.






And so as the coach disappears  back towards the bright lights of Vancouver we say goodbye to Roger and Reggie till next time.

P.S. if you would like to feed the fish please left click some food into the pond.

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