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DH8-400Q Airtanker IN YKA NOW! C-FBAM Registered  
User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

THE CIVILE SECURITE DH8-Q400 AIRTANKER IS CURRENTLY IN YKA DOING PROVING TESTS..WILL BE HERE ALL DAY APPARENTLY. HAVE PICS TO FOLLOW...
AIRCRAFT OWNED BY FRANCE, AND 2ND AIRCRAFT CURRENTLY IN THE WORKS.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

NO NEED TO YELL ABOUT IT!  Wink

Harry



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

Crap! I have to work this weekend. AAAAARRRGGGHHHH! So close and yet so far!


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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
NO NEED TO YELL ABOUT IT!

OOOPS...Sorry bout that....:P



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Is this fire fighter tanker? Or an airborne refuelling tanker?

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2115 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

That would be a fire-fighting tanker. YKA seems to be sort of a 'hub' for fire-fighting aircraft. It would be pretty sweet to see a Dash-8 refueling tanker, though!


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Any chance she'll be there tomorrow as well? I might have time to pop up quickly and take a peek.


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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

acdc8...

yes, but not sure for how long tomorrow...I have pics but at work..will upload tonite.



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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 4):
Is this fire fighter tanker? Or an airborne refuelling tanker?

Used for fire control. The tank is a "wrap around" design and can be removed, seats installed and converted to a passenger configuration with 40seats and room for gear in 3 hours!..yes 3 hours!
I think they are planning to be able to utilize for fire fighting during day, and moving crews at night if necessary with this amazing design.



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

I might be able to swing by in the AM, any chances of getting to see it up close? If it's still there that is.


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User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Does anyone know where they got the airframe to do this, did they use a new airplane?

T prop.


User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

Quoting T prop (Reply 10):
Does anyone know where they got the airframe to do this, did they use a new airplane?

It is one of SAS COMMUTER first DH8 -400 aircraft, flew into YKA last summer to do a flyby for the Provincial Airtanker base, then continued on to YXX for mods. Unsure of original registration when used by SAS.



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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

OK, Right now at YKA, there is the DH8-Q400, 2 CV580's, 2 AT802's, 2 S2 Firecats, 1 Aerocommander, 1aerostar all at the Provincial air tanker base, ramp area is getting a little crowded


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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

look for pics tomorrow/monday??? dont know how long it takes to be screened, ???


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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Here is the PIC!


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Photo © K. Woodward




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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

another view.....


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User currently offlineRadialman From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2385 times:

How come this Q400 has only 4 blades.The P&W 125 have 5 blades and another design.
Just curious


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2115 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 2370 times:

Radialman;

Look a little closer - looks like six blades to me!



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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Yes. This monster swings 6 blades!


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User currently offlineQ400 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

This aircraft uses the PW150 engines with the Dowty 6 bladed props.

User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2161 times:

Some more pics ...


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Photo © K. WOODWARD
MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © K. WOODWARD




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