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Battling Through Heavy Smokes To Fort McMurray's Rescue

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Shalom and greetings all my pals,

 

As all of you know that there is real nasty bad forest fire in Fort McMurray area forcing 100,000 people out of homes, here is relief cargo aid flight by DC-8 from CYYC Calgary International Airport to CYMM Fort McMurray International Airport bringing food, clothes, and water to affected people in Fort McMurray

 

Airborne after take off on climb to FL310 passing McCall Lake Golf Course just south of the airport

 

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Passing Scotiabank Saddledome in downtown Calgary where you can see Bow river running from top to bottom of screenshot and Elbow river running across screenshot

 

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Making 180 degree left turn toward north with background view of airport of departure below engines

 

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Still on climb to FL310 with background view of famous Banff mountains

 

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Cruising at FL310 northward along highway route number 2

 

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Cruising

 

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Passing city of Red Deer Red Deer in central Alberta, Canada located near the midpoint of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor.

 

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Passing CYEG Edmonton international airport located 14 nautical miles south southwest of downtown Edmonton

 

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Wing view of entire city of Edmonton

 

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On descent from FL310 to 10,000 ft with background view of Athabasca river

 

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CYMM airport control tower warned us of combo of thick clouds, haze, and heavy smokes

 

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Look at smoke haze

 

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Entering into heavy smoke haze

 

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You can see land and trees through smoke haze

 

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Because of regulations of the forums not allowing more than 20 screenshots per post, please be kind

enough to go to this hyperlink as seen below to view rest of the flight.

 

Here is the link: http://vatil.org.il/forum/index.php/topic/43633-battling-through-heavy-smokes-to-fort-mcmurrays-rescue/

 

Thank you for viewing. Stay tuned for next exciting flight.

 

Regards,

 

Aharon

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FSX777,

 

Thanks for your kind words.

 

Regards,

 

Aharon

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Hopefully the engines didn't suffer in that haze - no big ash particles...

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