timeair
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DH8-400Q Airtanker IN YKA NOW! C-FBAM Registered

Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:18 am

THE CIVILE SECURITE DH8-Q400 AIRTANKER IS CURRENTLY IN YKA DOING PROVING TESTS..WILL BE HERE ALL DAY APPARENTLY. HAVE PICS TO FOLLOW...
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RE: DH8-400Q Airtanker IN YKA NOW! C-FBAM Registered

Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:25 am

NO NEED TO YELL ABOUT IT!  Wink

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Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:26 am

Crap! I have to work this weekend. AAAAARRRGGGHHHH! So close and yet so far!
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Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:28 am

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

OOOPS...Sorry bout that....:P
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RE: DH8-400Q Airtanker IN YKA NOW! C-FBAM Registered

Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:46 am

Is this fire fighter tanker? Or an airborne refuelling tanker?
 
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Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:50 am

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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Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:52 am

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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timeair
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Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:02 am

acdc8...

yes, but not sure for how long tomorrow...I have pics but at work..will upload tonite.
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Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:14 am

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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Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:16 am

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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Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:09 am

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

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Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:12 am

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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Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:49 am

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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Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:45 pm

look for pics tomorrow/monday??? dont know how long it takes to be screened, ???
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timeair
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Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:54 am

Here is the PIC!


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Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:05 am

another view.....


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radialman
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RE: DH8-400Q Airtanker IN YKA NOW! C-FBAM Registered

Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:46 am

How come this Q400 has only 4 blades.The P&W 125 have 5 blades and another design.
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Jean Leloup
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Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:13 am

Radialman;

Look a little closer - looks like six blades to me!
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timeair
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Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:48 pm

Yes. This monster swings 6 blades!
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Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:24 pm

This aircraft uses the PW150 engines with the Dowty 6 bladed props.
 
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Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:21 am

Some more pics ...


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