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Australian Bushfire Season Update 2019

It has been a frantic start to the summer in Australia. The pressure is on as bushfires wreak havoc across the eastern side of the country. Firefighters and emergency services have been thrown in the deep end at the start of what is forecast to be another hot, dry summer.

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Trevor McIntrye

Posted: December 11, 2019

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The Only Constant is Change — The Future of Flight Training

Technology is accelerating at a pace that often feels impossible to keep up with. Even within the aviation industry, we are continually bombarded by content about everything from shiny new space-based internet networks to GA auto-land systems to drones that are going to revolutionize every aspect of our world.

Chris Hinch

Chris Hinch

Posted: December 6, 2019

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Aerotech: Doing Double Duty In South Australia

Aerotech was founded in 1968 and is a second-generation family business based in South Australia. Its 30-strong fleet of aircraft are mainly made up of Air Tractor AT-802’s, which are used for the aerial suppression of bushfires and aerial application for agriculture operations, as well as Airbus Helicopters. This combination has made them an industry leader Down Under.

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Michael Archer

Posted: November 26, 2019

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SEATs: The Unsung Heroes - (Part 3)

Among SEAT operators, Air Spray has one of the most unique fleets. Not only do they have a number of SEATs in their inventory, but they also have a full squadron of Large Air-Tankers (LATs) at their Chico, California, headquarters.

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Michael Archer

Posted: October 22, 2019

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SEATs: The Unsung Heroes - (Part 2)

Despite the media coverage of their larger brethren in the air-tanker business, SEATs have carved out a niche for themselves in the world of wildland fire unlike any other. With their nimble aerobatics and pinpoint accuracy, they provide an important early initial attack on wildfires that keeps them in demand in many parts of the world.

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Michael Archer

Posted: September 17, 2019

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SEATs: The Unsung Heroes (Part 1)

With wildfires getting more devastating and deadly, especially in the western U.S., stories on these disasters are making their way into the news and social media. Scenes of firefighters marching up to the firelines, digging out vegetation, and extinguishing burning homes and structures often leads evening newscasts in the summertime. And through it all, aircraft can be seen helping out the firefighters on the ground.

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Michael Archer

Posted: August 21, 2019

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