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Bush Fire

When the Chook comes to town.

This fire season, a return of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook has seen it working on fires in New South Wales and Victoria. The Chook returned to be operated by Helimax Aviation Inc, in conjunction with local Camden based operator United Aero Helicopters, under a non-contracted call as required arrangement. Helimax[…]

Erickson Air Crane in Action November 2006 Part 2.

Part 2 of the action from the November 2006 Bush Fires in the upper Blue Mountains. Here you see the Air Cranes taking off from their Airbase at Medlow Airport in the upper Blue Mountains and attack the fire in the upper Grose Valley. The action went all day and[…]

Erickson Air Crane in Action November 2006 Australia Part 1.

In November 2006 Bush Fires again sweep through the upper Blue Mountains and like other years before the the Erickson Air Crane swung into action. Here in action we have N720HT “Shania” and N194AC “Delilah” working non-stop all day from a dam in the Hartley at the western base of[…]