Tag Archives: Aviation

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Forest Service firefighter was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Daniel Laird, 41, of the United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest, on March ...

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AerSale to Build Next Aero Air/Erickson Aero Tanker

The sixth such aircraft modification AerSale has completed at Goodyear     CORAL GABLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 26, 2019–AerSale®, a global supplier of mid-life aircraft, engines, used serviceable material, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today it has signed ...

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Wildfire Helicopter Crashes During Water Refill in Australia

Aircrane crashed into a reservoir during wildfire     Nine News Australia – The aircraft plunged into the dam in Jericho, about 3 hours east of Melbourne, about 7.15pm yesterday. Join Nine News for the latest in news and events ...

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Video: Fire 4 Rescue at Woolsey Fire

“This is rapidly becoming very ugly,”     LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Fire Department has released video of one of its helicopter crews rescuing people from a mountain peak as a huge wildfire bore down last week. ...

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California Officers Lauded for Wildfire Rescues

CHP officers recognized for fire and shootout rescues     By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four California Highway Patrol officers who flew through hurricane-force winds to rescue dozens of residents trapped by a wildfire north of ...

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Video: DC-10 Drop on Roosevelt Fire

Tanker drop on fire near Hoback Ranches   Buckrail News – This could be a pivotal day on the Roosevelt Fire. If firefighters can hold the line at Hoback Ranches, they may be able to turn a corner on what ...

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Seniors Allegedly Abandoned in California Wildfire

Officials move to revoke licenses     By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday ...

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Texas Native Pilots 747 Supertanker

Valdez began firefighting as a teen     FORT WORTH (FOX4 News) – A Fort Worth man is helping out by flying above the flames of the historic California wildfires. Marcos Valdez has been in California piloting a 747 jet ...

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MAFFS Air Tanker Wildfire Training

C-130’s training with MAFFS     airailimages – C-130 crews from four airlift wings that have the specialized aerial firefighting assignment convened at McClellan Reload Base near Sacramento, California, in April 2018 for a week of training with the Modular ...

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Alberta 2017 Wildfire Season

A look back with Peace Helitack Crew 5     Miles Ladd – Just a short highlight video of Peace Helitack Crew 5’s adventures this summer from northern Alberta to Helena Montana

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