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Flying Charter In NSW Bushfire Areas

Flying Charter in NSW bushfire areas

Flying charter in NSW bushfire affected areas on the south coast; has been some of the most challenging flying for our crews. Conducting instrument approaches into fire affected areas required very careful navigation as aircraft radars could not detect the pyro cumulonimbus clouds building around the areas.  Coupled with coordinating with firebombing aircraft working feverishly to attack the fire grounds beneath, our crews had to work hard.  The KingAir aircraft was the perfect choice to complete these types of flights because of their high payload capacity and short landing distances.
A pyro cumulonimbus cloud formation over central NSW during the NSW bushfires

Pyro cumulonimbus clouds

Are formed when fires generate an upward surge of heat strong enough to create changes in the atmosphere above.  This change can then form a storm cloud (cumulonimbus) which can be very hazardous for flight operations. Lighting from the clouds can even spark further fires.  Find out more here.

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Altitude Aviation Kingair On A NSW Bushfire Mission To Deliver Firefighters To Moruya
Altitude Aviation Kingair On A NSW Bushfire Mission To Deliver Firefighters To Moruya
Altitude Aviation Kingair on a NSW bushfire mission to deliver firefighters to Moruya
A Bell 214B With An Under-slung Bucket Fighting Fires Around Moruya Airport During NSW Bushfires
A Bell 214B with an Under-slung Bucket fighting fires around Moruya Airport during NSW bushfires
Altitude Aviation Kingair On A NSW Bushfire Mission To Deliver Firefighters To MoruyaA Bell 214B With An Under-slung Bucket Fighting Fires Around Moruya Airport During NSW Bushfires
Our crews reported intense yellow/red coloured glow in the cockpit and on the ground.  A very stark contrast to the grey smoke layers from above.

Communities affected

We were concerned about the communities and the countryside under significant threat. The communities and countryside lost everything after these monster  fires moved through.

As pilots we are fortunate to see the world from “up there”. The hard reality is that these communities faced utter devastation.

Late December and into January 2020 we were humbled to be able to lend a hand by providing free flights to anyone wanting to “get out”. We did this after dropping disaster relief personnel and fire fighters into these areas.

Content provided by our pilots Adam and Blair

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