Category: Aviation

Georgia Peach

Video: Georgia Peach arrives in Fremantle, WA

Georgia Peach arrived in Fremantle Port, Western Australia, in preparation for the fire season. It is scheduled to come online in December and is bound to get a workout over in those parts. Watch this amazing video that DFES shot of the machine getting unloaded and assembled, ready to fly straight from the docks. 

CH-47d - George Mirage Beotich

Photos : The Chinook – Australia’s biggest firefighting helicopter

George Mirage Beotich and Greg from G.E.G Aviation Photography took a trip out to Camden, south west of Sydney, to look at the mighty CH-47D. This firefighting chopper is on loan from California and will be housed at Camden Airport for the current fire season. It carries 7,600 litres of water – which makes it the largest water based firefighting chopper in the country.

Video: Helicopters assist crews with aircraft hanger fire in NZ

A fire has destroyed a large fish factory and aircraft hanger in Haast, New Zealand. Helicopters with monsoon buckets were called in to assist the local fire station with the fire, which involved putting out other helicopters. The building housed aircraft, fishing machinery and bulk chemical storage which presented multiple issues for the arriving crews.