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iN VIDEO: Kamloops pilot continues flyovers, shows charred landscape of wildfires north of Vernon

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August 29, 2021 - 1:28 PM

A Kamloops pilot known for showcasing British Columbia’s beauty from the sky is now showing the devastation of Interior wildfires.

Last week,  Dale Maher, flying in his Van's RV-6A, showed scenes of the Tremont Creek wildfire near Logan Lake and the White Rock Lake wildfire near Monte Lake.

In his second video, Maher flies along Highway 97 and shows wildfires burning north of Vernon in the Falkland and Sicamous areas.

He noted in the previous video he is flying above restricted airspace.

“There is a lot of fire down here,” he said in the video, looking at the White Rock Lake wildfire near Vernon.

In 2016, Maher moved to B.C. and renewed his pilot license in 2017 after a 21 year hiatus, he said via email.

“Since then, every time I fly, I cannot believe the beauty of the area and how lucky we are to live here.  Being able to see it from a bird's eye view makes it all the better.  We've had three bad fire (and) smoke years since I moved here, and this is the first time I went out in search of fire damage.  There are so many people affected by them this year, I thought local residents would be interested in seeing the landscape from the air, before all the fires are extinguished,” he said.

READ MORE: Kamloops pilot shows Interior wildfire destruction from the sky

He plans to also fly over the North Thompson, Green Lake and Lytton to gather more wildfire footage from the air.


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