Helinet Aviation Services Brings the Black Hawk to the Firefight - Vertical Magazine August 2020
August 05, 2020
Helinet Aviation Services Brings the Black Hawk to the Firefight
Through Helinet's partnership with the Black Hawk's two private owners - Brown Helicopter, Inc. and Anduze Helicopter - the aircraft is supported by a team of pilots, a fuel truck, back-up equipment, and maintenance and support technicians. It was launched on its first firefighting mission - the Mineral Fire in Fresno County - On July 15, 2020, after it was activated under a "call when needed" (CWN) contract Helinet has with Cal Fire. The aircraft is also on CWN contracts with the U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Click the link below to read the full story by Vertical Magazine on Helinet bringing aerial firefighting capabilities to the Western United States.
Story and Images by Skip Robinson
Video by Rob Gluckman