Tag Archives: 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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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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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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Military Aircraft Sent to Fight Western Wildfires

Aircraft will be based in Washington and Oregon   BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two military aircraft will help detect and map wildfires in the U.S. West. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, on Wednesday says the Air National ...

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Air Guard Tankers Activated for Western Wildfires

C-130’s from three states move to California   CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Air National Guard C-130s from Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado that are equipped to battle wildfires have been activated to fight wildfires in the western U.S. The three large ...

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