The quote above is from my RC Groups build log “A Scooper for Chilliwack” which you can find and follow here. During the build I was contacted by AmpAce, a modeller from Montana, who had been fortunate enough not only to be on the flightpath of two Scoopers as they flew in to take on water for a forest fire and have his camera with him, but also to be a very talented photographer. I’m indebted to him for permission to show you the photos, which are of course copyright AmpAce, Montana, USA. Please do not copy them without his permission.
The photos were all taken near Elmo, Montana, USA. The planes are Canadian, but the company that operates them often contracts to the US Government, as they are the only ones AmpAce knows that are operating "Scoopers".