Fire Aviation

Erickson is working on a “pilot optional nighttime firefighting solution”

Erickson, the manufacturer and operator of the S-64 Air Crane helicopter, has announced a new…

Video released of the final drop of Tanker 134 in Australia

A video has emerged of the final retardant drop of Air Tanker 134, the Coulson…

Images of helicopters inside the Anaheim Convention center at HELI-EXPO

As the Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California closes today, I have assembled a…

Photos of helicopters arriving at HAI HELI-EXPO

Today I found time to go through some of photos from the Helicopter Association International…

Canadians send aircraft to assist with Australian bushfires

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending aircraft to Australia to assist with the unprecedented number…

Fire Department helicopter crew responded to Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash

Cool, moist air limited the visibility the morning of January 26 when I stopped by…

More information has become available about the C-130 crash in Australia

Australian media outlets have published aerial photos of the site where Air Tanker 134, an…

An overview of the C-130 incident in Australia

A video has been posted on YouTube by “blancolirio”, who frequently makes aviation-related videos. In…

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…

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