Aviation

Aerial Firefighting Training in Redding, CA

USFS and CAL FIRE team up for training     Stephanie Schmieding, ActionNewsNow REDDING, Calif. (ActionNewsNow) – Starting Monday, firefighters will learn how to supervise air attacks during a training in Redding. The U.S. Forest Service is teaming up with ...

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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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Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest     Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) – Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday. A 2009 ...

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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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Feds to Ease Rules on Drone Flights

Changes to night flights and flying over small crowds     By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press Federal officials plan to ease restrictions on flying small drones over crowds and at night, which would give a boost to the commercial use ...

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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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