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  1. Among the most effective aerial tools firefighters use to combat forest fires is the air tanker, or water bomber. These purpose-built, fixed-wing, amphibious aircraft are designed to skim along the surface of a river or lake, scooping up massive amounts of water before taking off and dropping the payload directly over the flames. It's a majestic sight - but the process can also be extremely dangerous. A pilot and co-pilot of a Canadair CL-415 water bomber operated by the Sécurité Civile in France have reportedly been suspended after clipping a barge with their wing while taking off from the Rhône River. A witness recorded the incredible video, which shows two of the planes steaming down the river towards the barge as they prepare to take to the skies.One passes by at a safe distance, and as the camera continues rolling for a few more seconds, the second plane suddenly fills the frame as it roars by within feet and snaps one of the barge's masts clean in two with a wingtip. The person taking the video understandably drops their phone, so we don't get a look at how the pilot managed to continue taking off with a damaged wing, but the Sécurité Civile put out a statement saying the plane managed to limp to a nearby military base. It's currently undergoing a weeks-long repair process. It's quick, but at the very beginning of the video you can see the off-target plane is already listing to the left and heading straight towards the barge. What's less clear is why the people on the deck were so nonplussed about how close it was getting just before impact.
  2. Years ago a couple of my dads coworkers were talking about life during the war. One of them mentioned the noise of the bombers getting airborne and forming up for a big raid on Germany. Another fellow, Lothar Burcholtz, said " you should have hear the noise on my side"
  3. The aircraft was pushed back into a pole.
  4. AC and Lot at YYZ Touch Wings.

    Has the LOT 787 been repaired and flown out of YYZ yet?
  5. SFO Incident

    SFO has apparently made some changes to their procedures. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/faa-changes-san-francisco-landing-procedures-after-a-440380/
  6. Music Break!

    Another Canadian talent
  7. YYZ Live

    Check out this story from 680 NEWS: http://www.680news.com/2017/06/27/toronto-airport-host-150-live-music-shows-celebrate-canada-150/
  8. That would make sense. UAL170 EWR-VCE 767-300
  9. Elvis Presley Jet

    Still is. A bunch of racers used N500?? As their registrations.
  10. Elvis Presley Jet

    Sold
  11. Elvis Presley Jet

    The Andretti family use to have one. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/elvis-presleys-jet-auctioned-off/amp/ $430,000 USD
  12. https://streamable.com/z98s2 Fernando Alonso at Indy during his rookie orientation
  13. 787 at westjet

    Currently there are nine gates at terminal 3 that can accommodate the B787-9