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Australian Fire Season In Review

As the nightmare fire season of 2019/2020 was still very fresh in the minds of all Australians, the world was soon to face the next big challenge. As the COVID-19 virus became a worldwide pandemic, the ferocity of initial infections and casualties quickly spread...

Tower Tech – Chasing the American Dream

Titus Gall is, in his own words, fortunate and continually grateful for his lot in life. Born in Holland to Dutch parents and immigrating to the United States as a toddler, Titus grew up in a family of 12 children. Gall traces the success of his business, Tower Tech...

Mile High MAFFS

May of 2021 saw Broomfield, Colorado's Rocky Mountain Metro Airport receive an influx of C-130's from the Wyoming Air National Guard and the Air Force MAFFS unit based in Colorado Springs. Each aircraft participating in the annual training event is equipped with  the...

Taking Action to Mitigate Risk

Off-Season Preparation for Fire Season Success Given the nature of the industry, aerial firefighting is faced with a unique set of risks, complex issues related to the health and safety of the dedicated team who perform the difficult task of protecting life, property,...

FEATURE: Coastal Air Strike – The New Kid in Town

Michael Hutchins began his aviation career in the vast and complex world of aerial application, initially loading aircraft and eventually, through hard work and determination, working his way to flying for the company that he now owns, Custom Air. Starting over 30...

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