Aerial fire fighter

Aerial fire fighter

Conair pilot Scott Eichel stands by at the Williams Lake Airport Sunday with one of two air-tankers.

Conair pilot Scott Eichel stands by at the Williams Lake Airport Sunday with one of two air-tankers on hand for the Wildfire Management Branch fire season.

The large aircrafts run on an impressive 8,000 horsepower, carry 8,000 litres of retardant, and can fly for four hours at a time.