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THREE CL-215s

Uploaded by: katy99780

Sunday July 7, 2013

Tok, AK (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Coming in to dive-bomb the fire with belly-scooped water, three CL-215s come in rapid formation. I don't know what their turn-around time was, but they wasted no time going back to the lake to scoop more water.

It is an amazing thing to see in person.

The helicopter just made a supply drop to the Hotshot crew below.

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July 7, 2013 Photo Series

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14. katy99780
5:54 AM GMT on July 10, 2013
Thank you all very much!
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13. Biskitten
9:07 PM GMT on July 09, 2013
Fantastic capture - AC congrats, Katy!
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12. WurzelDave
6:34 PM GMT on July 09, 2013
Great GIF, congrats on AC.
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11. trailhiker44
6:02 PM GMT on July 09, 2013
UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS, Katy !!!
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10. gardner48197
1:05 PM GMT on July 09, 2013
Wow, love it, Katy!! Great GIF, AC Congrats!!
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9. Kajzar
11:50 AM GMT on July 09, 2013
Great GIF! Congratulations on the AC!
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8. Becky1
10:10 AM GMT on July 09, 2013
Amazing!
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7. katy99780
5:09 AM GMT on July 09, 2013
Thanks friends! And THANKS John! I am hoping to someday get shots of one scooping water. Some day!
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6. cantonme
3:18 AM GMT on July 09, 2013
Pretty cool!
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5. gilg72
1:32 AM GMT on July 09, 2013
Great job on this one Katy. Congratulations on the AC!
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4. papajuan
12:14 AM GMT on July 09, 2013
Great reporting.
CL-215 specs give water scoop time as 12 seconds.
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3. llpj04
11:49 PM GMT on July 08, 2013
Wonderful look at the operations Katy!
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2. Doesiedoats
9:18 PM GMT on July 08, 2013
Great reporting GIF, Katy!
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1. trailhiker44
7:16 PM GMT on July 08, 2013
Fascinating GIF !
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I've lived in Alaska since 1969. I love this wild land. The extremes of the far north shape and affect every living thing. Extremes of weather, elevation, daylight hours, isolation, flora and fauna, nothing in Nature is insignificant.I have a Davis Vantage Pro weather station, uploading to Wunderground, (Turks on the Tundra) the National Weather Service, the Citizen Weather Observation Program and MADIS (Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System). "May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart." ~ Indigenous Arctic Proverb

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