Aviation

Navy, Marines Join California Fire Fight

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron battles wildfires     U.S. Navy – CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Black Jacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 assists in fighting California fires. HSC-3 ...

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Global Supertanker 747 Drop

Fire retardant drop on a California home     YouTube – A video shared on Instagram by Jenny Crane Thursday shows fire retardant being dropped on a home in Murrieta, where the Liberty Fire has burned about 300 acres.

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Winds Churn California Wildfires

Firefighting aircraft grounded due to strong winds     By AMANDA LEE MYERS and ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The same vicious winds that turned three Southern California wildfires into destructive dynamos were also making the firefight ...

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Global Supertanker Wins Protest to Fight More Wildfires

Company challenged USFS limits on air tankers     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant passenger jet converted to fight wildfires was grounded this year by U.S. officials during much of what turned out to ...

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Aviation Industry Panel Recommends Roll Back of Safety Rules

Committee says move is in response to White House plan to cut regulations     By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential industry committee recommended Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration eliminate or scale back dozens of ...

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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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Oregon Wants 747 Supertanker

State, federal contract issues raised as states seek tanker   (KOIN 6/YouTube) KOIN 6 – Not only are there state and federal contracts involved, but the tanker is already being used to fight wildfires in California.

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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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