Aviation
USFA: Colorado On-Duty Death

USFA: Colorado On-Duty Death

Pilot killed in crash while fighting Idaho wildfire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter/Pilot Ricky Fulton, 58, of Aero S.E.A.T. Incorporated on September 22, 2020. On...

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Tanker Pilot Dies in Crash While Fighting Idaho Wildfire

Schill Fire burning near Emmett, Idaho     BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died after his single-engine air tanker crashed while he was fighting a small fire in southwestern Idaho Tuesday evening. The Bureau of Land Management identified...

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207 Rescued by Helicopter from California Wildfire

207 Rescued by Helicopter from California Wildfire

Campers trapped in Sierra National Forest     By MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ and CHRISTOPHER WEBER SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in...

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USFA: Montana On-Duty Death

USFA: Montana On-Duty Death

Crash at the White River Fire     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Pilot Thomas Duffy, 40, of Central Copters, Inc. on August 24, 2020. On Monday, August 24, 2020, Pilot Thomas Duffy,...

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Pilot Killed in Oregon Wildfire Crash Identified

Pilot Killed in Oregon Wildfire Crash Identified

Duffy had flown search and rescue missions for Gallatin County     HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed while fighting an Oregon wildfire was a former basketball player at Montana State University and flew...

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Video: Firefighters Rescued from California Wildfire

Video: Firefighters Rescued from California Wildfire

Chopper lifts firefighters to safety     Associated Press Two California firefighters with the Marin County Fire Department were saved on Friday night, as they were suddenly trapped by flames from the Woodward Fire, near Point Reyes. (Aug. 22)...

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Inside the Global 747 SuperTanker

Inside the Global 747 SuperTanker

Take a tour of 944     blancolirio An exclusive inside view full of technical details from a Boeing pilot's perspective on this amazing conversion. Brought to you by the Patreon supporters of the Blancolirio channel! Thanks for your support!  ...

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CAL FIRE Aircraft Update

CAL FIRE Aircraft Update

What’s above the wildfires?     CAL FIRE TV   CAL FIRE provides a video report about the various aircraft being used to fight the California wildfires.   https://youtu.be/3Jjw1M0u3D4

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Global Supertanker Over LNU Lightning Complex Fires

Global Supertanker Over LNU Lightning Complex Fires

Tanker work over California     wcolby Recorded 8/20/2020 https://youtu.be/qXYYi2R94Es The 747 Supertanker is one of several aerial firefighting air tankers derived from various Boeing 747 models. The aircraft are rated to carry up to 19,600 US gallons...

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