Firefighting helicopters at Warradale Park, Landsdale – 23 November 2016

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
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
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
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
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale - Wed 23 November 2016. Refilling its 2,700-litre water tank. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016.
Refilling its 2,700-litre water tank. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale - Wed 23 November 2016. Refilling its 2,700-litre water tank. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016.
Refilling its 2,700-litre water tank. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale - Wed 23 November 2016. Refilling its 2,700-litre water tank. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016.
Refilling its 2,700-litre water tank. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale - Wed 23 November 2016. Climbing after refilling its 2,700-litre water tank. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016.
Climbing after refilling its 2,700-litre water tank. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale - Wed 23 November 2016. Refilling its 2,700-litre water tank. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016.
Refilling its 2,700-litre water tank. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. Built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
VH-SMI / HELITACK 418 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28011) of McDermott Aviation, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016. Releasing water from its 2,700 Litre tank, having finished with firefighting for the day. It assisted 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.
Releasing water from its 2,700 Litre tank, having finished with firefighting for the day. It assisted 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
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. About to head back to Jandakot after 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.
About to head back to Jandakot after 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-YUQ / FIREBIRD 623 Eurocopter AS355F-1 Twin Squirrel (MSN 5057) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale - Wed 23 November 2016. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. The FIREBIRD aerial command and control helicopters coordinate firefighting operations. Built in 1981, ex N281AP, N117LB. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YUQ / FIREBIRD 623 Eurocopter AS355F-1 Twin Squirrel (MSN 5057) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016.
Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. The FIREBIRD aerial command and control helicopters coordinate firefighting operations. Built in 1981, ex N281AP, N117LB.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YUQ / FIREBIRD 623 Eurocopter AS355F-1 Twin Squirrel (MSN 5057) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale - Wed 23 November 2016. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. The FIREBIRD aerial command and control helicopters coordinate firefighting operations. Built in 1981, ex N281AP, N117LB. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YUQ / FIREBIRD 623 Eurocopter AS355F-1 Twin Squirrel (MSN 5057) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016.
Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. The FIREBIRD aerial command and control helicopters coordinate firefighting operations. Built in 1981, ex N281AP, N117LB.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YUQ / FIREBIRD 623 Eurocopter AS355F-1 Twin Squirrel (MSN 5057) owned by McDermott Aviation, and P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale - Wed 23 November 2016. Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. The FIREBIRD aerial command and control helicopters coordinate firefighting operations, whilst HELITACKs actually drop water onto the fire. VH-YUQ was built in 1981, ex N281AP, N117LB. P2-MLJ was also built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YUQ / FIREBIRD 623 Eurocopter AS355F-1 Twin Squirrel (MSN 5057) owned by McDermott Aviation, and P2-MLJ / HELITACK 674 Bell 214B1 BigLifter (MSN 28066) owned by McDermott Aviation, contracted to the WA Government, at Warradale Park, Landsdale – Wed 23 November 2016.
Assisting firefighters in fighting a suspiciously-lit bushfire in Lexia, at the Gnangara pine plantation, that burnt through 100 hectares. The FIREBIRD aerial command and control helicopters coordinate firefighting operations, whilst HELITACKs actually drop water onto the fire. VH-YUQ was built in 1981, ex N281AP, N117LB. P2-MLJ was also built in 1981, ex N2179R, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL.
Photo © David Eyre