Water Bombing Helicopter on Alert at Warnervale Airport

A water bombing helicopter based at Warnervale Airport is on stand-by if the Central Coast is threatened by bushfires this summer.

Central Coast Aero Club member and keen aerial photographer, Allan Cooper, said the NSW RFS has a long history of incorporating airborne capabilities into their firefighting strategies.

“This summer will be the second year of a pre-determined dispatch trial where aircraft are activated with the initial call to bush and grass fires in rural fire districts during elevated fire danger conditions,” he said.

“With 30 years plus experience in firefighting, the McDermott Aviation water bombing helicopter, now based at Warnervale Airport, is contracted through The National Aerial FireFighting Centre NSW to the RFS.

“The service includes a mobile refuelling capability that can support the aircraft either at the airport or from a forward deployment location.

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