Tag Archives: Aviation

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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Inadequate Aircraft Cited at French Wildfire

Numerous aircraft grounded due to repairs and age     By CLAUDE PARIS, NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE and BARRY HATTON, Associated Press BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that ...

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Supertanker Gains Approval to Fight U.S. Wildfires

747 can fight fires but is limited to where the fires are   (Global Supertanker Services/Facebook photo)   By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have given a giant airtanker approval to fight wildfires in the ...

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Debate Over Supertanker as Western Wildfires Burn

Company says USFS is keeping plane grounded with contract limit   Global SuperTanker Services, LLC/Facebook photo   KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant aircraft that can fly high above oceans on intercontinental flights instead jets in ...

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Arrest in Arizona Drone Interference

Suspect interrupted efforts to fight Goodwin Fire     SALLY HO, Associated Press A man accused of flying a drone over a major Arizona wildfire posted the aerial photos on his website, authorities said Saturday, leading to his arrest for ...

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Drone Interferes with Aviation at Cajete Fire

Video shows drone flying over New Mexico wildfire KRQE – Video released showing drone threatening crews over Cajete Fire InciWeb: Cajete Fire

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Freezeout Ridge Fire, Longline Extraction

Lessons from the medevac of a critically injured firefighter WildlandFireLLC – Emergency Longline Extraction on the Freezeout Ridge Fire, September 21, 2014, 1941 hrs. Firefighter Injury, Freezeout Ridge Fire, 72-hr. Report Freezeout Ridge Fire, Facilitated Learning Analysis  

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Utah Wildfire Causes Hundreds to Evacuate

750 evacuate from near the Brian Head ski resort   Associated Press – A wildfire in southwestern Utah has burned at least 1.5 square miles. Authorities hoped to have it 10% contained by Sunday. The fire has forced about 750 ...

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L.A. Council Demands Answers on Helicopter Shortage

Shortage noticed as crews battled two wildfires   ELIZABETH CHOU, The Daily News of Los Angeles Los Angeles city firefighters were short at least two helicopters Sunday and had to scramble to respond to a pair of brush fires that ...

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