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Prince Albert, Sask. (CYPA)
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Red Deer, Alta. (CYQF)
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12:30 14:15
Aircraft Distance
CL-215 305.632
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Leg 05 of FAYN delivery. Built 1971 at Cartierville Quebec (c/n 1105 production series I). Initially powered by two 2100 hp Chevrolet-built Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83AM2AH engines (ex-USAF WWII-stock R-2800-83A "C" radial engines with high-speed impeller removed modified as specified in Canadair report CES1000 Issue 4 FAA approved 11-7-68 declared obsolete as per 14-5-84) later replaced by Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp CA3's. The Canadair CL-215 made its maiden flight on 23 October 1967. The first delivery was to the French civil protection agency in June 1969. Production of CL-215s continued through to 1990 with 125 built. This amphibious aircraft serves a number of roles in a number of countries ranging from forest fire fighting to oil spill control on the open sea. Nicknamed the "Waterbomber" or "Scooper" the aircraft can skim lakes open water or reservoirs to fill its tanks with water. The water is mixed with additives and then dropped on wildfires and occasionally structure fires. The aircraft has a 2673 l (1410 US gal) fluid capacity and is able to fill its tanks from a source as shallow as two metres in a mere 12 seconds.
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