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By Lou Marzeles

Trial Run


Lou Marzeles

The Fire Boss, a plane designed to scoop up water literally on the fly, drops a load of water on grass off the runway at the Gorge Regional Airport in Dallesport Saturday. The trial was part of the process of getting familiar with water sources in advance of the year's fire season. The pilot, Don MacDonald, flew the plane to the Columbia River in choppy waves to make the run.

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