General aviation aircraft and the public may observe up to five aerial firefighting aircraft simultaneously training over Wishbone Hill above the Jonesville Mine/Sutton between 11:00 and 5:00 pm today. There will be no wildfire on the landscape during the training. The pilots will practice what you see in the photos that were taken during an initial attack last year in the Yukon by DOF’s Air Attack Officer Tim Whitesell.
One rotor wing aircraft is planning to land with firefighters and deploy a bucket from the Jonesville airstrip around noon. Aircraft will be departing from and returning to the Palmer Base. Information for civilian pilots should be available for aviators on the Palmer ATIS frequency.
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