Tag Archives: Aviation

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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Drone Prompts Diversion of Arkansas Wildfire Surveillance Plane

“Drones and emergency operations don’t mix,”   By KELLY P. KISSEL, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Forestry officials diverted a surveillance plane from its assigned path because a drone hovered above a northern Arkansas wildfire, prompting them to ...

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Study Finds Drones More Damaging than Bird Strikes to Planes

Researchers used computer simulations with various drones   By The Associated Press Drones that collide with planes cause more damage than birds of the same size because of their solid motors, batteries and other parts, a study released by the ...

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