logo for print

Calif. lawmakers seek night flights to battle wildfires

The service stopped training pilots to fly at night in the 1980s after a series of fatal crashes in the late 1970s


By Patrick Reis
Environment and Energy Daily

LOS ANGELES — California Democrats yesterday pushed the Forest Service to redevelop the capacity to operate firefighting aircraft at night.

The service stopped training pilots to fly at night in the 1980s after a series of fatal crashes in the late 1970s, including a collision between a L.A. County helicopter and a Forest Service helicopter in 1977. Instead, the Forest Service depends on county governments and other partners for its overnight air needs.

Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Calif. lawmakers seek night flights to battle wildfires

Join the discussion

Brand focus

Sponsored content
Neutralize carcinogens and other hazards on the job with a decontamination solution

Neutralize carcinogens and other hazards on the job with a decontamination solution

D7 from Decon7 Systems comes in several forms to tackle the contaminants a firefighter might encounter

Copyright © 2018 FireRescue1.com. All rights reserved.