Photos : The Chinook – Australia’s biggest firefighting helicopter
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George Mirage Beotich and Glen from G.E.G Aviation Photography took a trip out to Camden, south west of Sydney, to look at the mighty CH-47D. This firefighting chopper is on loan from California and will be housed at Camden Airport for the current fire season. It carries 7,600 litres of water – which makes it the largest water based firefighting chopper in the country. The Chinook has successfully been used in the USA, working wildfires across the country.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's the largest water carrier helicopter operating in Australia. This fire season the American chopper will be housed at Camden Airport! STORY | bit.ly/2j1tWv0
Posted by Wollondilly Advertiser on Wednesday, 15 November 2017
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