By Andi Bourne

Super Scooper returns to Seeley Lake for training


Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Aero-Flite CL-415 out of Spokane, Washington scooping out of Seeley Lake Friday, June 4. This was a training mission with Pilots Jason Robinson and Denis Boulanger and US Forest Service Inspector Pilot Dolan McDonald.

SEELEY LAKE – For many the CL-415 and lead plane that flew around Seeley Lake Friday, June 4 brought up memories of the air show from the Rice Ridge Fire. With no smoke in the air or active wildfires in the area, the CL-415 returned to Seeley Lake for pilot training and qualification.

The plane seen Friday is owned by Aero-Flite based in Spokane, Washington. According to CL-415 Chief Pilot Jason Robinson, the CL-415 was crewed by two pilots and one inspector pilot.  A USFS Pilot Inspector was conducting an annual observation for Aero-Flite's Initial Attack Instructor Pilots. 

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