WestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3760 times:
The Coulson Group of Companies (Port Alberni, BC) signed a deal to purchase Flying Tankers Inc and the maintenance facilities from TimberWest. The two flying tankers based in Sproat Lake, in Port Alberni, BC. The deal was signed earlier this afternoon, and the workers at Flying Tankers were notified that they were under new management. The Flying Tankers operation will receive a new Director of Maintenance from Coulson Aircrane, which will now operate the tankers.
The Deal was signed under the condition that at least one of the two largest Water Bombers in the world will stay in Sproat Lake when they are sold. They will both stay in Port Alberni for a while, but one of them is likely to go to a museum. Coulson is not yet 100% sure what they want to do with the Flying Tankers. A significant aspect of this is that the deal was signed without including the deal with the British Columbia Government to fight the fires. Coulson will probably pursue that contract again quickly.
Boeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1889 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3698 times:
Interesting news. I will never forget when I was about 11 or 12 at Shawnigan Lake. There was a small forest fire nearby, and the Martin Mars was making really low passes over us. That thing is big and loud!!!