Tag Archives: Aviation

Test with Chinook Helps Upgrade California Helicopter Fill Site

Malibu site can now hold more water     MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A water fill-up station in the mountains above Malibu is increasing capacity to handle larger firefighting helicopters that are being contracted to bolster Southern California fleets. The ...

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Four Dead in Florida Firefighting Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during training in Leesburg     LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A firefighting helicopter with four people on board crashed Tuesday near an airport in central Florida, killing at least one person, officials said. The helicopter crashed into a ...

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Photos: California Pacific Palisades Wildfire

Wildfire burns near Topanga State Park     LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arson suspect was arrested in connection with a Los Angeles wildfire that forced evacuations in canyons where thick vegetation hasn’t burned in more than 60 years, authorities ...

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Close Call at California Wildfire

Burnover avoided in El Dorado County     Max McGregor Salmon Fire, El Dorado County At approximately 12:15 PM on Saturday, May 1, CalFire Amador-El Dorado Units responded to reports of a wildland fire in the area of Salmon Falls ...

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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 converted ...

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Global Super Tanker 747 Shut Down as Wildfire Season Begins

Company in discussions with prospective buyers     By PATTY NIEBERG Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — The world’s largest firefighting plane has been shut down just as Western states prepare for a wildfire season that fire officials fear ...

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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 ...

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Oregon Wildfire Burns Two Structures

Tankers and hotshots at work near Beatty     BEATTY, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning in south central Oregon has destroyed two structures, officials said. The Herald and News reported Monday that firefighters had made significant progress on the ...

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