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Aviators, fire department douse blazes on Fort Hood

In a joint operation between the Fort Hood Fire Department, the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade and the National Guard’s 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade,...

Prather Joins Air Tractor As Chief Financial Officer

Olney, TX – Agricultural aircraft manufacturer Air Tractor, Inc. announced today the appointment of Jeremy Prather as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prather...

Pilots describe daring aerial rescue of trapped Marin County firefighters

SONOMA, Calif. - The aerial rescue of two trapped Marin County firefighters last week was even more daring than it looked. "The windier it is, the harder...

Large Air Tanker arrives at Bundaberg Airport

A Large Air Tanker, Conair Q400MR, that will help fight fires during this year’s bushfire season, has arrived at Bundaberg Airport from overseas. The Conair Q400MR is...

Helicopter Pilot in Mount Hood Crash Identified

The aerial firefighting pilot killed in Monday's Mount Hood K-Max helicopter crash has been identified as Tom Duffy, 40. Duffy was killed while fighting...

Australian bushfires likely to happen again — and they could be even worse, inquiry warns

Australia's record-breaking 2019-20 bushfires were likely made worse by climate change, an inquiry has found, warning that such devastating wildfires are likely to happen again. Next time, the fires...

Eagle Copters Ltd. supports San Diego County Sheriff Department Aviation Unit – ASTREA, on fire and rescue missions

CALGARY, July 22th, 2020 –San Diego County Sheriff's Department is a law enforcement agency that has an aviation unit providing aerial support commonly known...

Euramec and GeoSim team up on Vulcan Aerial Firefighting Simulation

Australia, August 25, 2020 – Euramec, the European flight simulation solution providers team up with Australia’s GeoSim to deliver Vulcan, a unique aerial firefighting...

Pilot of K-MAX Helicopter Killed Fighting White River Fire

The second crash in just over a week occurred Tuesday fighting the 1,100 acre White River Fire near Mt. Hood National Forest. Although few details...

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