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Rain Industries Announces Autonomous Firefighting Helicopter

Every wildfire starts small. Automation enables us to position firefighting assets in high-risk regions, where it would otherwise be impossible to staff humans 24/7.”   Rain...

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...

Unscheduled Events – Sudden Stoppage and Prop Strikes

I have written before about unscheduled events (exceedances). This time under the title of unscheduled events, I will look at prop strikes and sudden...

Hyptertension

By Dr. Penny Giovanetti, FAA Medical Specialties Division director Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the most common conditions faced by pilots seeking medical...

Tackling Rotorcraft’s “Dirty Dozen”

By Jim Tise, FAA’s Office of Communications The pilot of the Bell 206 helicopter was returning on a cross-country business trip, flying in good weather...

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....

Brazil Opens Latin America’s First Aerial Firefighting Research Station

THE PROJECT Last week, the first aerial firefighting research station in Latin America was inaugurated. Established in São José do Rio Preto (state of São...

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,...

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