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    Sacramento Metro Fire – Serving the California Capitol

    In 2002 the Sacramento County Government identified a need for aerial firefighting support entrusting that support to Sacramento Metro Fire District. After a feasibility study recommended that the county budget could sustain the development...

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    How Top Aerial Fire Operators Are Improving Safety and Optimizing Operations in 2022 and Beyond – Flightcell and TracPlus to hold Webinar

    Are you an aerial fire operator looking to improve safety and operations in 2023? Join Flightcell and TracPlus for a free 30-minute webinar to learn...

    Helitak is Flying High

    Helitak Firefighting Equipment based in Noosa is celebrating its most successful year ever with yet another award to add to an already crowded trophy...

    Firefighting Helicopter Arrives in Port Botany

    A CH-47D Chinook helicopter that will join New South Wales’ firefighting arsenal for the upcoming bushfire season arrived at Port Botany’s Patrick Terminals this...

    SDG&E Helicopter Collides With Navy Helicopter

    Pilots safely landed two helicopters that collided near San Diego’s Brown Field Tuesday shortly after 6 p.m. A  UH-60A Firehawk contracted by SDG&E for year-round...

    Firefighting Air Tanker to Touch Down After Marathon Mission

    After a three month deployment in support of the US fire service’s firefighting efforts, the NSW Rural Fire Service’s (RFS) Marie Bashir Large Air Tanker will...

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    HeliQwest – Multi National Operations

    Running an aerial firefighting company is a complex task, and running one with operations in two countries is a feat few could pull off....

    The Drop – It’s Been a Rough Few Months

    They say that death is a part of life; we all know that is how the circle goes. However, it does not make the...

    Quick Reaction Force Deploys in California

    For the second consecutive year, three Southern California fire departments — Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and Ventura...

    Tetovo Fire Showcases Better Prepared Macedonia

    By Igor Bozinovski The 2022 summer fire season opened in Macedonia in a rather unexpected way. On May 30th, 2022, the most significant fire this...

    New Chief Pilot in the North

    The sound of aircraft engines echoing over the vast forests and lakes of northern Saskatchewan dates back to 1924 when the Royal Canadian Air...

    Pilot Profile – Kyler Burke

    Growing up on Catalina Island in Southern California, helicopters became a mainstay in Kyler Burke's life at an early age. His mother owned a...
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    Conair Aerial Firefighting Receives Air Safety Award

    ABBOTSFORD, CANADA (October 26, 2022) – Conair Group Inc., operating the largest, privately-owned fixed wing fleet of firefighting aircraft in the world, was presented...

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    Firefighting Helicopter Arrives in Port Botany

    A CH-47D Chinook helicopter that will join New South Wales’ firefighting arsenal for the upcoming bushfire season arrived at Port Botany’s Patrick Terminals this...

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    China’s AG-600 Water Bomber Arrives for China Airshow

    China's locally designed and produced AG-600 water bomber has arrived ahead of the country's China Airshow that is to be held November 7th-13th in...

    The Drop – Knowledge is Nothing Without Training

    If you read my editorials every issue, you know that two things are very close to my heart in aviation. I am a massive...

    Wildfire SOS

    How the Federal Government Can Reduce the Burden on American Taxpayers of the Escalating Wildfire Crisis  Each year from 2021—2030, in the months from May—December,...

    European Fire Suppressant Tested Stateside for First Time Ever at Rifle Garfield County Airport

    Rifle Garfield County Airport played host Monday to the nation’s very first exhibition of a fire suppressant common to Europe. Burning brush piles collected from...

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