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French Canadair Cl-415s training for fire season


A Canadair Cl-415 Superscooper is landing on a lake to refill water for a training mission
Pélican 37 landing on Berre lake for a water scooping exercise

The French state Sécurité Civile (civil security) begins training for fire seasons on Berre lake near Marseille Airport. The fleet of Cl-415 Superscoopers, or Pélican, which is their callsign, performs various exercise on the lake, like landing/taking-off, scooping, high-speed manoeuvres on water, and so on.

The Cl-415s have a dedicated area called "Pélicandrome": Pélican + Aerodrome to train and refill during fires.

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