N138CG "Bomber 210" joined the the resident Conair Dash-8-Q400MR C-FFQE "Bomber 141" in departing Bundaberg Airport to Fraser Island to complete water drops. They both returned to Bundaberg Airport to re-fuel and re-load on at least one further occasion.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday 9 December, local plane spotter Peter S ventured back to Bundaberg Airport and captured some photos of the other locally-deployed bushfire fighting aircraft and helicopters, including McDermott Aviation / Heli-Lift Australia Helicopters Bell 214ST Super Transporter Helicopter N391AL "Guardian 1" which looked only just arrive from its Cooroy (Sunshine Coast) base.
Fellow McDermott Aviation / Heli-Lift Australia Helicopters Bell Textron Helicopter 214B-1 Big Lifter helicopter VH-SEK "Helitak 430" was parked nearby and the looked to depart to their Cooroy base, along with their Aerospatiale AS.355F1 Squirrel helicopter VH-HRU as "Firebird 474".
Emerald-based Heli Central Williams Helicopter Corp (Bell) UH-1H Huey VH-UHH "Helitak 468" and Elite Helicopters (Brisbane) Aerospatiale AS.350BA Squirrel VH-WMW "Firebird 410" were also photographed at Bundaberg Airport.
Sincere thanks to Peter S for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
All photos taken by Peter Sajko ©