Aviation

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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Pilot Makes Forced Landing at Washington Wildfire

Amphibious tanker made a forced landing     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot who was fighting a wildfire in northeast Washington has survived a plane crash. A post on the Northeast Washington Fire Information Facebook page says ...

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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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Texas A&M Places Firefighting Planes in Abilene

SEATS are often staged in multiple places     ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) – When it comes to wildfires, the Texas A&M Forest Service takes their firefighting to the skies. Single Engine Air Tankers, or SEATS, are often staged in multiple places ...

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Rappelling into the Scene

Firefighters rappel down to fight a lightning fire     Mar Wall – I rappelled four firefighters into a lightning fire near Lake Wenatchee, WA. (2016)

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