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Sooner or later…the sun is going to shine and we will finally get to enjoy the great outdoors around us. After this inclement spring the sunburn risk will be higher than average, so ensure your family uses proper protection. The following link provides some great information and precautions for children and sun. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/children.htm
CML continues to cut western red cedar for our own customers. John Kuch and Foster Coulson are doing an excellent job of forward selling our order file during a difficult market period. Our final product and packaging appearance is superior to many competitors which gives us an advantage as a preferred supplier to many customers. Hats off and thanks to all employees for taking those extra steps in creating a first class product.
With the economic turmoil in Greece the tender for two firefighting S-61’s was outright cancelled by the government. C-GBSF conversion to a firefighting aircraft is complete and she awaits first dispatch opportunity at hanger in Port Alberni. C-FMAY will arrive in Halifax mid month and will either go to work in North America (Gulf of Mexico oil clean-up work or fires), or else be transported to Port Alberni for progressive maintenance as the work front is quiet. C-FXEC continues offshore oil and gas work for Exxon in Bass Straight in Southeastern Australia. This work looks like it will continue until November. C-FCLM is settling into her new role in Afghanistan. The flying has been predictable and steady up to this point. The S-76 arrived safely back in Port Alberni from Melbourne and is nearing completion of its annual inspection. There has been interest from BP Oil in utilizing this aircraft for tracking of the oil spill in the Gulf.
Coulson Flying Tankers has a contract with the BC Minister of Forests for Hawaii Mars for 90 days starting June 15th. Annual work on C-FLYL is now being concluded while the base and mobile equipment is being readied for the season. The Mars will be utilized as an initial attack aircraft, so will need to be mobilized around the province to high hazard areas. It has been difficult to stay focused on a local fire season this spring….feels more like we need to be ready for flood relief.