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NTSB Ask Helicopter Manufacturers to Install ‘Black Boxes’

Board makes direct appeal after FAA fails to act     By DAVID KOENIG Associated Press Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause ...

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Meet Cal Fire’s First Female Helicopter Pilot

Helitack Pilot Desiree Horton talks about fighting wildfires from above     ABC News/aviatrix99 – Smoke plumes and an orange glow render the typically picturesque tree-lined view above hazy mountains into a nightmarish, apocalyptic scene. Shouts declaring “brush fire!,” echo ...

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Colorado Conducts Nighttime Wildfire Aviation Training

State is first in country to implement helicopter night flying suppression program     DENVER – Colorado becomes the first state in the county to begin nighttime helicopter suppression operations with training this month. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention ...

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Madrid Wildfire Burns Out of Control

Over 500 firefighters are battling the blaze     MADRID (AP) — A wildfire in hills near Madrid was contained but still not extinguished Monday after burning for four straight days, authorities said. More than 500 firefighters supported by 49 ...

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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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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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Helmet Cam: Creek Fire

Pilot’s view on the first day of the fire     Pilot Dave – Helmet cam footage from first day of Creek Fire near Sylmar, CA.

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LAFD Helicopter Damaged During Wildfire

Helicopter struck a tree during a water drop     LOS ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary report says the pilot of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s newest helicopter reported the aircraft made uncommanded movements before hitting trees while making a ...

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Riverside County, CA Vegetation Fire

Aircraft help ground crews on tough terrain   LOUDLABS NEWS – LAKE HILLS – On Wednesday evening August 23rd Cal Fire / Riverside County Fire responded to multiple reports of brush on fire dangerously close to homes. The fire was ...

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Freezeout Ridge Fire, Longline Extraction

Lessons from the medevac of a critically injured firefighter WildlandFireLLC – Emergency Longline Extraction on the Freezeout Ridge Fire, September 21, 2014, 1941 hrs. Firefighter Injury, Freezeout Ridge Fire, 72-hr. Report Freezeout Ridge Fire, Facilitated Learning Analysis  

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