One of Coulson Aviation’s CH-47D Chinook aerial firefighting helicopters was spotted at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport this week.

The Chinook was conducting a test hover over the runway during a flight Monday, Aug. 9. The aircraft had previously been in Washington State near Wenatchee for a week or so.

Coulson Aviation’s aircraft have been dispatched to California to assist in battling fires in the coastal U.S. state. A B737 Large Airtanker bomber from Coulson Aviation Australia has been contracted to work in California for the U.S. Forest Service as well, the company stated. This is the third year in a row that Coulson-based aircraft have been dispatched to California.

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