Created 29-Jul-14
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Fort Wainwright is a US Army base in the Fairbanks area. It has restricted access, but we had been given prior permission to visit and photograph the firebombers that are based there during the season.


The CASA's and Dornier are used by the smoke jumpers to fly to and jump out of, near to any fire to try and prevent it from spreading. During our visit the firebombers under contract were Conair Aviation from Canada and Aero Flite from Arizona

Convair 580 [C-FKFA]

Convair 580 [C-FKFA]

Convair 580 [C-FHKF]

Convair 580 [C-FHKF]

Convair 580 [C-FKFA]

Convair 580 [C-FKFA]

Canadair CL215s [N262NR / N264V]

Canadair CL215s [N262NR / N264V]

Canadair CL215 [N262NR]

Canadair CL215 [N262NR]

Canadair CL215 [N264V]

Canadair CL215 [N264V]

CASA 212 [N107BH]

CASA 212 [N107BH]

Dornier Do.228 [N266MC]

Dornier Do.228 [N266MC]

CASA 212 [N112BH]

CASA 212 [N112BH]

CASA 212 [N117BH]

CASA 212 [N117BH]

CASA 212 [N117BH]

CASA 212 [N117BH]

Bell Longranger [N516LE]

Bell Longranger [N516LE]

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