Bombardier 415 Superscooper
@ McClellan Airfield, Sacramento, CA
I teamed up with Rob Edgcumbe to provide media coverage of the 2016 Aerial Firefighting International conference. The highlight of the event were the aerial demonstrations session which included a variety of static display aircraft like this Bombardier 415. This Canadian amphibious aircraft was designed and built specifically for aerial firefighting and is based on the company’s earlier CL-215 flying boat. The 415 can scoop up to 1,620 gallons of water from a nearby water source, mix it with a chemical foam if needed, and drop it on a fire without having to return to base to refill its tanks. Only 95 of these unique aircraft were built before production was paused in 2015. Nikon D300 w/18-200mm, processed with Aperture.