Aviation
Global SuperTanker May Be Sold as Freight Carrier

Global SuperTanker May Be Sold as Freight Carrier

Revenue from firefighting contracts made little profit     By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — As Western states prepare for this year’s wildfire season, the world’s largest firefighting plane has been grounded and could be...

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Hover STEP Training

Hover STEP Training

A brief look at helitack training in Colorado     Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Get a first-person view of what it feels like to exit a helicopter while it's still in the air. This process, known as a "hover (STEP) exit", requires...

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California Finishes Trials of New Wildfire Aircraft

California Finishes Trials of New Wildfire Aircraft

Intel 24 was recently used over a wildfire in Malibu     Wildland Firefighter Staff ORANGE COUNTY, California - California has just finished trials on a new aircraft that may be used to help fight the state’s wildfires. Intel 24 is able to see through smoke...

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Arizona Army National Guard Conducts Wildfire Training

Arizona Army National Guard Conducts Wildfire Training

Multi-agency training with helicopters     Defense Flash News Arizona Army National Guard Soldiers with the 2-285th Assault Helicopter Battalion and the 2-149th General Support Aviation Battalion Medical Evacuation detachments conduct a two-day training...

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Firefighters Battle Two Forest Fires in Japan

Firefighters Battle Two Forest Fires in Japan

Military helicopters help firefighters on the ground     TOKYO (AP) — A forest fire broke out in a rural area north of Tokyo on Thursday, near another blaze burning for a fourth day. One man suffered burns and was hospitalized, and firefighters have been...

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Video: California’s Cypress Fire

Video: California’s Cypress Fire

Aircraft at work over Fontana     564 Fire The Cypress Fire as it approached Sierra Ave in south Fontana. CAL FIRE & Riverside County Fire along with other agencies kept the fire from jumping across Sierra Ave. Nice aircraft show with drops from air...

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New Helicopter Base for U.S. Forest Service

New Helicopter Base for U.S. Forest Service

Operational at the start of the 2022 fire season     PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract to a Scottsdale company to design and build a new helicopter base in northern Gila County to support firefighting activities. The facility to...

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