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    Foam Injection Systems – Charlotte County’s Fire Suppression Innovation

    When looking at examples of interagency cooperation, Charlotte County, Florida, has a standard that would make many others jealous. As an aviation unit, Charlotte...

    A Texas “Hump” Pilot Builds an Aviation Legacy

    By Nancy Anderson In 1945 Roy Neal joined the U.S. Army Air Corps 4th Ferry Group flying 48 missions in the China-Burma-India theatre from April...

    Greece Under Fire

    Story by Stamatia Kal, Photos by John Pitsakis The 2021 fire season saw Greece at the forefront of the world stage as the most devastating...

    Neptune Aviation Services’ Winter Maintenance Assures Year-Round Readiness

    As wildland summer fire seasons extend into autumn, and the fires, themselves, become increasingly destructive and widespread, aerial tankers must be ready to fly...

    Coulson Aviation CU-47s Arrive for Australian Fire Season

    The 2021/2022 fire season in Australia looks a little different this year with regards to the Type 1 helicopter fleet. Traditionally the domain of...

    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...

    What is HUMS?

    What are the current options? What are the benefits and costs? Firefighting operators, busy with one of the most active seasons on record this year,...

    Remembering a Pioneer – Marc “Thor” Olson

    In his youth, years before his middle name would become his callsign, Marc Thor Olson knew he wanted to fly. It comes as no...

    Macedonia on Fire

    The summer of 2021 proved to be one of the worst in decades, with wildfires devastating forests, houses and tourist areas in Turkey, Greece,...

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