On a military gunnery range in Alaska, fire innovations take flight
Limiting the hazard of amateur drone flights while testing the potential for professional fire-ground application. An update on drone use in Australia.
Applying the LCES Approach to Aviation Safety
As we enter the 2013 fire season, those concerned with the state of the U.S. federal air tanker program might wish to read an article in Aviation Week & Space Technology (Feb. 4, 2013) on the state of the air tanker industry. Titled “Air Tanker Angst,” the authors warn, “The U.S. will be facing yet […]
This article was compiled from interviews and information submitted by firefighters assigned to the Minidoka Complex in south-central Idaho in 2012. Their names and positions on the fire were: Tony Duprey, Air Support, CL 215 Manager; Hugh Carson, Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD); John Kennedy, Operations Branch Director (OPBD) and Ben Oakleaf, Division Supervisor […]
Through a dedicated service-contract relationship between the aircraft industry and government, the province of Alberta has created one of the more progressive airtanker programs in the world. A unique combination of factors contributed to the program’s development and evolution, beginning with a need for a set of clear initial attack objectives designed to best protect […]