Aviation

Family of Pilot Killed in California Wildfire Files Lawsuit

Fournier radioed to say his hydraulics appeared to be failing     By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a veteran helicopter pilot who died when his aircraft crashed as he was dropping water over ...

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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 ...

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Perimeter Solutions Launches Next-Generation, Flagship Long-Term Fire Retardant

New PHOS-CHEK® LCE20-Fx offers improved environmental profile, performance, visibility and handling     Clayton, MO—Perimeter Solutions has introduced PHOS-CHEK® LCE20-Fx, the next-generation of its flagship PHOS-CHEK® Fire Retardant line. PHOS-CHEK LCE20-Fx combines the ease of mixing and handling a liquid ...

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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 ...

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IAFC: Helicopter Resource Survey

Your assistance is needed     International Association of Fire Chiefs The IAFC is conducting a survey to locate, map, and define the Aerial Helicopter Firefighting Capabilities around the world. This data will be used to help show the capabilities ...

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MAFFS Over Some of California’s Worst Wildfires in 2020

Over 1.5M gallons of retardant dropped     Defense Flash News NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA, UNITED STATES 10.26.2020 Video by Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza California National Guard Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) were utilized at extreme capabilities during the 2020 ...

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Owl Lands Inside Helicopter Battling California’s Creek Fire

Owl rode along for several water drops     Wildland Firefighter CLOVIS, California – KGPE reported that an owl landed inside a helicopter that was in flight fighting the Creek Fire on Sunday afternoon. The bird flew into the aircraft ...

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