Sardinia needs more Canadair Water Bombers – La Sardegna ha bisogno di più aerei Canadair

Once again Sardinia burns, and every year there are never enough Canadair aircrafts to help prevent fires. Yesterday afternoon, I looked to the skies and found smoke from the fire, it was a big one, which required two Canadair Bombardiers and two helicopters.

Ancora una volta la Sardegna brucia, e ogni anno ci sono mai velivoli Canadair abbastanza per aiutare a prevenire gli incendi. Ieri pomeriggio, ho guardato al cielo e ha trovato il fumo dal fuoco, è stato un grande, che ha richiesto due Canadair Bombardier e tre elicotteri.

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Not clouds but smoke

The town above is Trinita D’Agultu, however, the fires were set (yes, set) just outside Trinita in a small town called Aggius. It’s the second time in two weeks that fire was set to farmland in this small town.

I was at work when I heard the familiar sounds of the Canadair Bombardier drawing nearer. From 3:20pm until sunset the water bombers circled around and dipped into the waters of La Marinedda Bay.

La città nella foto qui sopra è Trinità d’Agultu. Tuttavia gli incendi sono stati appiccati (sì, contemporaneamente)  un po’ più lontano da Trinità, in un piccolo paese che si chiama Aggius.  È la seconda volta in due settimane che il fuoco è stato appiccato nei terreni agricoli di questo piccolo paese. Ero al lavoro quando ho sentito il suono familiare dei Canadair che volteggiavano più vicino. Dalle tre e venti del pomeriggio sino al tramonto i Canadair hanno girato intorno rifornendosi d’acqua nella baia di Marinedda)

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Canadair Ltd. was a civil and military aircraft manufacturer in Canada. The Bombardier 415 Superscooper (formerly Canadair CL-415 SuperScooper) is a Canadian amphibious aircraft purpose-built as a water bomber. It is an aircraft designed and built specifically for aerial firefighting. Canadair’s origins lie in the foundation of a manufacturing centre for Canadian Vickers in the Montreal suburb of Saint-Laurent.” – Source Wikipedia

“Canadair Ltd. è un produttore di velivoli civili e militari in Canada. L’Bombardier 415 Superscooper (ex Canadair CL-415 SuperScooper) è un aereo anfibio canadese appositamente costruito come un bombardiere d’acqua. Si tratta di un aereo progettato e costruito appositamente per aerei antincendio Canadair. origini risalgono alla fondazione di un centro di produzione per la Canadian Vickers nel sobborgo di Montreal del Saint-Laurent “. – Wikipedia

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When will the government realize that Sardinia is in dire need of these aircrafts? Why did the government buy an F-35 instead of a much needed Canadair water bomber? When will the senseless act of lighting fires end?

Quando il Governo si renderà conto  che la Sardegna ha un disperato bisogno di questi aerei? Perché il Governo acquista un F-35 invece di un Canadair che è molto più necessario? Quando finirà questo insensato modo di appiccare incendi?

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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12 Responses to Sardinia needs more Canadair Water Bombers – La Sardegna ha bisogno di più aerei Canadair

  1. Pecora Nera says:

    That’s a great sunset picture with the plane.

    The dry weather is causing havoc isn’t it

    • I wish it were the dry weather. From what I hear this one was set by vandals … again.

      • Pecora Nera says:

        A couple of summers ago a fire swept down the hillside next to my father in laws house in Sicily. We stood with beaters in our hands trying to gauge if the wind would blow it our way. It past within one field of us. The fire devoured olive trees and anything else in its way.

        I was impressed with how fast villages and the forest protection arrived to tackle the blaze.

  2. The Hook says:

    Some things, Jennifer, like the foolishness of governments, bind us all together.

  3. If only things made more sense in this country! I suppose Italy’s beauty makes up for it…

  4. Alberto Mario DeLogu says:

    Jen I don’t know if you recall a couple of years ago Bombardier aired a heart-warming commercial featuring Canadians around the world looking up at a plane in the sky, or at a train wooshing by, cheering “that’s my plane!”, or “that’s my train!”. When I am in Sardegna, and I see a Superscooper flying to put out yet another wildfire, I can’t help but feel a little swell of pride (along with a pang of worry)…

  5. dena says:

    Hi yes this is so sad… I remember when I was visiting Bosa this year… I heard about the problem of fires being deliberatley set….. is there an NGO that would give money to the firefighters to buy another plane or is it all through the govt? well anyway good luck

  6. colonialist says:

    One really wonders at the mentality of the arsonists.

  7. Anna says:

    Ooooh. Makes sense now. Good context.

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