Tag Archives: Aviation

Seniors Allegedly Abandoned in California Wildfire

Officials move to revoke licenses     By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday ...

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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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Helicopter View: California Grass Fire

Sheriff’s helicopter helps contain grass fire     Contra Costa Sheriff – Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff STARR1 helicopter was recently requested to assist the fire department as it was attempting to contain a grass fire that was ...

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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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