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VIDEO: Global SuperTanker Drops on Kincade Fire

Take a look at footage captured by KTVU's Skyfox helicopter of the Global SuperTanker dropping retardant on the Kincade fire in Sonoma County, California. ]]>

Kincade Fire Nearing 60% Containment as Aerial Firefighting Efforts Continue

As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, CalFire released information stating that the Kincade fire that has burned for more than a week has reached over 60% containment thanks to a massive assault on the area now stretching over 75,000 acres in Northern California. As a ground fire...

As Fire Risk Subsides, Global Super Tanker, Coulson Assets and Erickson Head to Next Assignments

Over a month after departing from the USA, two of Coulson Aviation's S-61T's and the company's CH-47, on its first international firefighting assignment departed Bolivia on October 17th. Coulson's S-61T's are prepared to be shipped to Australia. Photo courtesy...

West Virginia National Guard Trains for Wildland Firefighting

The West Virginia Army National Guard's (WVARNG) Company C, 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment (1-150th Assault Battalion) completed 'bambi bucket' training for three aircrews consisting of 12 Soldiers at Camp Dawson Oct. 10, 2019.The training comes at a critical...

Brazilian Agricultural Aviation Rises to Assist in Amazon Wildfires.

As an unseasonably severe dry season hits Brazil and the fires raging in the Amazon receive international attention, agricultural aviation begins to showcase its ability to work in a dual-role capacity, fighting to save one of the largest rainforests on earth. The...

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