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water bomber

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(Aeronautics) Canadian an aircraft with special tanks for holding water that can be dropped on forest fires
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TEXTRON'S TRU SIMULATION and Training has developed the world's first full flight simulator for the CL-415 water bomber. The CL-415 is a mainstay of a number of international fleets of aerial fire-fighting units, with some of aircraft being operated by various air forces, such as those in Greece and Spain.
A water bomber works to put out a fire in the woods around Jerusalem yesterday morning.
In "Water Bomber," a beer-driven discussion leads a couple to the wry understanding that "we both win, we both lose."
Jeff Berry of Conair Aerial Firefighting said, an AT-802 Fireboss amphibious water bomber crashed about 40 km north of Cold Lake near the Saskatchewan border.
Emergency officials confirmed a man, 43, died when his water bomber fixed-wing aircraft crashed in the Budawang National Park, 270km Southwest of Sydney.
Blue team water bomber Mohammed, 15, said: "It was great getting to throw water at my friends!" The whole bash was fought-out with Gangnam Style blasting over the park's speakers.
He toured the air show halls, which houses a sizeable contingent of Russian aerospace companies, and watched three Russian aircraft take part in the flying display including the Beriev water bomber.
Due to its present critical forest fire situation Portugal requested heavy aerial means for forest fire combat operations consisting of two water bomber planes.
Coulson's other water bomber is the Philippine Mars.
British Aerospace BAe146, or technically these days BAe Systems RJ series, and with just under 400 built arguably Britain's most successful airliner of all time, could be making a comeback as a water bomber fire fighting aircraft.
He toured the show halls, which houses a sizeable contingent of Russian aerospace companies, and watched three Russian aircraft take part in the flying display, including the Beriev water bomber.
The statement added that the plane can now carry 40 tons of water and discharge it over blazing areas in just 20 seconds, reminding that the water bomber and its water-spray operation is of special value in remote areas that are not easily accessible for firefighters on the ground.