Fire Fighting Aircraft in Western Australia 2016 – 2017: photos and list available

14 December 2016 © David Eyre, additional info by Brenden Scott.

Photos and a list of the fire fighting aircraft in Western Australia for the 2016-2017 summer fire season (Oct 2016 – April 2017) is now available on AviationWA, under the LISTS & INFO section.

This will be updated when more details and photos are added.

VH-DUN / BOMBER 604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named 'Ian Leslie', owned by Dunn Aviation, over the Swan River, Perth - Tue 26 January 2016 - Australia Day City of Perth Air Show 2016. Firefighting demonstration. Photo © Daniel Kitlar
VH-DUN / BOMBER 604 Air Tractor AT-802A (MSN 802A-0328), named ‘Ian Leslie’, owned by Dunn Aviation, over the Swan River, Perth – Tue 26 January 2016 – Australia Day City of Perth Air Show 2016.
Firefighting demonstration. Photo © Daniel Kitlar
VH-XRG / FIREBIRD 625 Eurocopter Bo-105LS-A3 (MSN 2037) of Heliwest, on contract to the WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Thurs 1 Jan 2015.
VH-XRG / FIREBIRD 625 Eurocopter Bo-105LS-A3 (MSN 2037) of Heliwest, on contract to the WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services, at Jandakot Airport – Thurs 1 Jan 2015.
Photo © Matt Hayes
VH-SMI / HELITACK 418 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28011) of McDermott Aviation, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016. Filling up with water from the lake - it can carry 2,700 Litres of water. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Normally operated for the NSW Rural Fire Service, this firefighting helicopter is currently based at Jandakot, where it was also based for the 2015/16 summer. Built in 1976, ex LN-OSW, P2-OSW, LN-OSW, C-GTWI. Photo © David Eyre
VH-SMI / HELITACK 418 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28011) of McDermott Aviation, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016.
Filling up with water from the lake – it can carry 2,700 Litres of water. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Normally operated for the NSW Rural Fire Service, this firefighting helicopter is currently based at Jandakot, where it was also based for the 2015/16 summer. Built in 1976, ex LN-OSW, P2-OSW, LN-OSW, C-GTWI. Photo © David Eyre
N154AC at Woodmans Point – 23 Dec 2014
N154AC / HELITACK 739 Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane MSN 64-037) of Erickson Air-Crane, named ‘Georgia Peach’, operated for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) at Woodmans Point – 23 Dec 2014. Firefighting demonstration. Photo © Keith Anderson

 

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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