Photos : The Chinook – Australia’s biggest firefighting helicopter

CH-47d - George Mirage Beotich
CH-47d - George Mirage Beotich
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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 |

Posted by Wollondilly Advertiser on Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Chinook chopper lands in Camden

The Rural Fire Service has been given an extra helping hand from America this year. This Chinook chopper landed at Camden this afternoon from California. Download the 7 News app: #7News

Posted by 7NEWS Sydney on Sunday, 12 November 2017

Videos from 7 news and the Wollondilly Advertiser.

It also doesn’t have name yet, so perhaps an online poll would be the way to go – What could possibly go wrong?

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