Aviation
Texas Native Pilots 747 Supertanker

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 that gets so close to the fires, the...

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MAFFS Air Tanker Wildfire Training

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

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 https://youtu.be/vZzOOUxnOFo

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Texas A&M Places Firefighting Planes in Abilene

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 across...

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Rappelling into the Scene

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) https://youtu.be/C5JQsOFP1pE

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Helmet Cam: Creek Fire

Helmet Cam: Creek Fire

Pilot’s view on the first day of the fire     Pilot Dave - Helmet cam footage from first day of Creek Fire near Sylmar, CA. https://youtu.be/bFqHU9lGXxU

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Helicopter View: California Grass Fire

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 getting close to...

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Navy, Marines Join California Fire Fight

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 and...

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Global Supertanker 747 Drop

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. https://youtu.be/cZwbByY-olE

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Winds Churn California Wildfires

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...

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