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    40 Years of Family Tradition – Billings Flying Service

    by Meg Rude, images by Ryan Mason Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters sit next to the Billings Flying Service (BFS) hanger. The red “billings” letters and white body sharp against the sky. The long, sleek, rotor...

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    The ongoing battle against the Pioneer Fire in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness Area saw some relief on Friday as cooler temperatures limited the fire's...

    Casper Natrona/International Airport Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Finished SEAT Base

    The Casper Natrona/International Airport is now home to a large BLM Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) base for fighting wild fires. They wrote they are...

    Bambi Bucket Test Leads FireFlight to Assist With St. Johns Wildfire

    It was happenstance that FireFlight ended up in northwest Flagler County on Saturday afternoon (June 8) – near the St. Johns border – and...

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    Story by Spc. Midori Preecs Army training is one of the fundamental components to ensuring the U.S. military’s overall readiness. It equips Soldiers with the necessary...

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    Florida Firefighters Train for the Firefight

    Hillsborough County, Florida, was center stage in early January for a multi-agency aerial firefighting training exercise that involved aircraft, pilots, ground crews, and support...

    The Fate of the Beriev Be200 in Aerial Firefighting

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    Aerial Firefighting North America 2024

    Early March saw the latest round of the Aerial Firefighting North America (AFFNA) show return to Sacramento, California, for the first time since 2019....

    Australian Fire Season Recap

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    The Kamov Ka-32 in Cyprus

    By Babak Taghvaee Every year, Cyprus faces widespread wildfires, which not only require government and military organizations of the country to dedicate their aircraft and...
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    Martin Mars Water Bomber Arriving in Victoria Sooner Than Expected

    The Hawaii Martin Mars water bomber is set to arrive at the B.C. Aviation Museum in August, months earlier than expected. Museum president Steve Nichol...

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    Bambi Bucket Test Leads FireFlight to Assist With St. Johns Wildfire

    It was happenstance that FireFlight ended up in northwest Flagler County on Saturday afternoon (June 8) – near the St. Johns border – and...

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    Casper Natrona/International Airport Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Finished SEAT Base

    The Casper Natrona/International Airport is now home to a large BLM Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) base for fighting wild fires. They wrote they are...

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    Pioneer Fire Continues to Challenge Firefighters as Cooler Temperatures Limit Spread

    The ongoing battle against the Pioneer Fire in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness Area saw some relief on Friday as cooler temperatures limited the fire's...

    Containment on Peacock Fire Grows to 90%, 255 Acres Burned

    Officials say fire crews are battling a new wildfire, the Peacock Fire, burning 20 miles northeast of Kingman in the Peacock Mountains. The Arizona Department...

    Australian Aircraft Sent to Cyprus to Fight Fires During the Summer Season

    Speaking to CyBC Radio earlier in the week, the Minister of Agriculture, Maria Panayiotou, said that six aircraft are rented for the summer season,...

    UAFA Hosts Leadership Training at Synergy Tahoe

    On May 23, UAFA hosted our first leadership training focused at member company employees. Synergy Tahoe has put on leadership training for everyone form the Girl...

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