26 March 2023

Coulson Aviation’s N137CG

One of Coulson Aviation’s 737 firebombers is making an overnight stop at JRF from PPG tonight. N137CG “Gaia” (c/n 27700, l/n 2759), a 737-3H4, flying as CUL137, is returning to its base at TRM [Thermal, CA] from its Australian summer firefighting season, based at XRH [Richmond, Australia].

27700’s History:
Oct 1995: Delivered to Southwest Airlines as N617SW (f/n 617).
Dec 2004: Painted in the Canyon Blue livery.
Feb 2017: Withdrawn from service.
Mar 2017: Acquired by Coulson Aviation.
Sep 2017: Converted to waterbomber, and re-registered as N137CG “Gaia” (f/n 137).

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