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Sunset on Crooked Island
Steve Ratchford of Norcross, GA
Peaceful scene about ten days after Hurricane Irene passed over Crooked Island.
While in Victoria, British Columbia in October 2007, we spotted C-FLYL, one of the two Martin Mars water tankers operated by Coulson Flying Tankers. They can pick up 7,200 gallons of water in 25 seconds and deliver it as 60,000 pounds of fire retardant foam. With all the airborne firefighting going on around the country, I thought it would be a fitting tribute to a real aerial hero the Mars Water Bomber.
Hartford Hospital's Life Star leaves the Simsbury Fly-In on September 18 (presumably for more important business). I reduced the file size to meet the posting requirements using Photoshop CS4. The original image was shot with a Canon PowerShot A710IS.