Fire Aviation

New air tanker base to be constructed in Colorado Springs

The City of Colorado Springs and the US Forest Service are going to build a…

C-130 crash victims identified

The three crew members who perished January 23 in the crash of the C-130 in…

The history of Tanker 134

As this is written the names of the three crew members that perished in the…

Air tanker crash in Australia kills three crew members

Updated at 4:58 a.m. PST January 23, 2020 (US time) A C-130Q air tanker (N134CG)…

Report of serious air tanker incident in Australia

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service is reporting that contact has been lost with…

Australian public television reports on the country’s air tanker situation

Greg Mullins, former head of New South Wales Rural Fire Service, was interviewed by the…

Australia’s Air Force assists with bushfire crisis

C-17A Globemaster airplanes have transported three NH-90 helicopters from New Zealand. The Royal Australian Air…

A proposal for countries to share air tankers resurfaces

An artist’s rendering of the proposed Canadian Australian Strategic Firefighting Initiative vessel. (Davie Shipyard) A…

Deployment of two air tankers to Australia delayed by fog and a volcano

Air Tankers 910, 911, and 914 at Albuquerque, May 3, 2019. The departure of additional…

Australian Navy recovers helicopter from reservoir

The UH-1H helicopter ditched while working on a bushfire The post Australian Navy recovers helicopter…

Helicopter ditches in lake while fighting bushfire in Australia

The pilot swam to shore and was taken to a hospital The post Helicopter ditches…

New mission for Colorado’s Multi-Mission Aircraft

Monday night it was investigating the drone activity that has been observed in Colorado and…

Two MD-87 firefighting air tankers will deploy to Australia

This will bring Australia’s fleet of large air tankers up to 11 for the 2019/2020…

More photos of tankers at Hemet-Ryan, 1980

After seeing the 1980 video of air tankers landing and taking off at the Hemet-Ryan…

Air tanker activity at Hemet-Ryan in 1980

Some of the aircraft were probably working the Panorama Fire that burned 310 homes The…

NWCG typing for Unmanned Aerial Systems

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group establishes the standards to describe the capabilities of firefighting aircraft,…

Australian government increases aerial firefighting funding by 57%

The federal government of Australia is committing an additional $11 million to beef up the…

Forest Service to sign 35 air tankers on Call When Needed agreements

The U.S. Forest Service will be signing Call When Needed (CWN) agreements for air tanker…

Hard landing for firefighting helicopter in New South Wales

The pilot walked away with minor injuries The post Hard landing for firefighting helicopter in…

NPS selects Ody Anderson as Aviation Safety Manager

Mr. Anderson is a certified UAS pilot The post NPS selects Ody Anderson as Aviation…

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