Aviation

Overrun, Firefighters Deploy Shelters in California Wildfire

14 firefighters overrun and injured     By MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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) All ...

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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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Pilot Killed in Helicopter Crash at Oregon’s White River Fire

Pilot was doing water drops on wildfire     Wildland Firefighter SANDY, Oregon – A pilot died on Monday in a helicopter crash while fighting a 1,100-acre wildfire on the Mt. Hood National Forest, according to KTVZ. U.S. Forest Service ...

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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.  

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Global Supertanker Over LNU Lightning Complex Fires

Tanker work over California     wcolby Recorded 8/20/2020 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 (74,000 L) of ...

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