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Old 08-16-2013, 12:27 PM
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Default Canadian Super Scooper's are back

In anticipation of brush fire season, pair of water bombers leased from Quebec by Los Angeles County Fire Department are back. The pair of aircraft know as the 'Super Scooper's' capable of carrying 1,600 gallons of water are based at Van Nuys and operational as of Thursday.

Utilizing callsign Quebec 1 & 2 they are scheduled to remain in SoCal through October at cost of $5.2mil.

A few years ago I ran across a posting of the air-air frequency these guys were using for comm's. Anyone have that?

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Quebec Super Scoopers at Van Nuys Airport
Flew in on Tuesday August 13th at 2pm

For those people with Mode-S receiver. You can set up the alerts each time it flies doing the fire season.

QUE241 - C-GQBC (ModeS:C06F05)
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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/Q...400Z/KLBL/KVNY
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QUE241

QUE242 - C-GQBD (ModeS:C06F06)
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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/Q...400Z/KLBL/KVNY
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QUE242

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http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/CL2T

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I remember a great verbal battle between Super Scooper pilots and a Cal Fire Airboss during that large fire in Burbank years ago...the CalFire Airboss kept ordering them back to base an hour before Sunset and they kept ignoring him.....then an LAFD command ship got involved saying he was in charge of the SuperScooper under helitac. Of course, half of it involved the thick Quebec accents.
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In anticipation of brush fire season, pair of water bombers leased from Quebec by Los Angeles County Fire Department are back. The pair of aircraft know as the 'Super Scooper's' capable of carrying 1,600 gallons of water are based at Van Nuys and operational as of Thursday.

Utilizing callsign Quebec 1 & 2 they are scheduled to remain in SoCal through October at cost of $5.2mil.

A few years ago I ran across a posting of the air-air frequency these guys were using for comm's. Anyone have that?

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Last year, one of the pilots spoke only French.
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Haven't seen the flying bananas out yet.

Freaking pilots who can't speaka da Engrish when working ATC. I watched the Italian Tricolor team pull a 5 ship fly by of the tower at Ramstein AB in Germany and few years before their big crash there. But it wasn't a typical fly by, they came at the tower from 5 points on the compass and pulled up right before the tower. Scared the crap out of tower peeps. We saw them coming from a rooftop perch where we were watching the arrivals for Flutag and tried to warn out buddies in the tower but too late. Later in their practice that day they almost crashed two jets, the move where the 2 jets come at each other on the deck in a game of chicken and pull out at last minute. I told my partner that day they would be on the news some day for a bad crash and it wasn't long. Most of them spoke no English and the flight lead, who is supposed to be able to, wasn't very understandable either.
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The two Super Scooper's heading back to Canada this week.

Leaving California on Monday March 31, 2014.

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/CL2T

QUE241
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/Q...600Z/KVNY/KICT

QUE246 (C-GQBI) (ModeS: C06F0B) (It was only in California since March 15th, 2014)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/Q...600Z/KVNY/KICT

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QUE242 - Went back to Canada on March 17th, 2014.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/Q...530Z/KVNY/KICT
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In anticipation of brush fire season, pair of water bombers leased from Quebec by Los Angeles County Fire Department are back. The pair of aircraft know as the 'Super Scooper's' capable of carrying 1,600 gallons of water are based at Van Nuys and operational as of Thursday.

Utilizing callsign Quebec 1 & 2 they are scheduled to remain in SoCal through October at cost of $5.2mil.

A few years ago I ran across a posting of the air-air frequency these guys were using for comm's. Anyone have that?

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LA Flyer, They use 129.800, when they are here in town, but you have to know French.
Also, here is a freq card from the cockpit, likely used when they are back up north.
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Heads Up!
They're heading back down in the next few days for Van Nuys, California

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/CL2T

QUE245
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QUE245

August 29 - Quebec/Jean Lesage Int'l (CYQB) to MBS Intl (KMBS)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/Q...230Z/CYQB/KMBS

August 29 - MBS Intl (KMBS) to Wichita Mid-Continent (KICT)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/Q...700Z/KMBS/KICT

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QUE246
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QUE246

August 29 - Quebec/Jean Lesage Int'l (CYQB) to MBS Intl (KMBS)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/Q...230Z/CYQB/KMBS

August 29 - MBS Intl (KMBS) to Wichita Mid-Continent (KICT)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/Q...700Z/KMBS/KICT
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