Polizei, Rettungsdienste und Feuerlöschflugzeuge und -Hubschrauber sind für uns von großem Interesse. Weltweit gibt es spezialisierte Luftfahrzeuge, extra für den Zweck entwickelt oder nachträglich umgebaut. Dadurch hat das Thema eine große Vielfalt - und sehr engagierte Crews und Mannschaften.

Police, rescue and firefighting aircraft and helicopters are of special interest for us. there exists a signficant diversity of aircraft worldwide, solely developed for this purpose or refurbished and modified as a second life. Thus the topic has a huge variety - and highly engaged crews and teams.

March 2020: The Securite Civile ran their biggest firebomber base some years ago from Marignane, the airport of Marseille.

By Florian Szczepanek and Tom Ziegler

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March 2020: This report reviews the history and current situation of the two rescue helicopters stationed in Munich.

By Alex Nieder and Tom Ziegler

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October 2019: The helicopter pilots of the German police have to attend regularly a training on mountain flying and rescue. This report reviews the 39th course.

By Tom Ziegler

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September 2019: Several assets in operation with greek firefighters attended or even demonstrated during the Athens Flying Week 2019.

By Florian Szczepanek

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July 2019: The HM Coastguard attended RIAT with two helicopters and one aircraft. We were invited to an extensive visit of the two helicopters and got details on missions and equipment.

By Florian Szczepanek and Alex Nieder

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October 2018: During the US trip in 2018 we witnessed the fire on Stukel mountain, close to Klamath Falls, and could see fire fighting aircraft and helicopters in operation.

By Alexander Schwarz

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October 2018: Firefighting in California is a very important and fairly large operation. This report looks on various aircrafts in use by the different public and prvate operators.

By Florian Szczepanek

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October 2018: The Skycrane is a former military transport helicopter, now solely in use for firefighting and considered as one of the most useful assets in that mission.

By Florian Szczepanek

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October 2018: The fire attack station at Sonoma is home to CAL Fire and subcontracted services. During our visit we received in addition details on the pilot training of CAL Fire.

By Florian Szczepanek

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October 2018: Firefighting in California is an operation involving several services and subconctracted companies - this report looks on the assets deplyoed at Redding in 2018.

By Florian Szczepanek

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Juni 2018: Firefighting in the mountainous area where Germany, Austria and Czech Republic share common boarders needs to be trained - this reports looks on a common exercise between the firefighting services of the three countries.

By Florian Szczepanek and Tom Ziegler

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May 2016: This report covers a fire fighting exercise between civil firefighters and the German Army helicopters.

By Tom Ziegler

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March 2016: The United States Coastguard is uniformed service, securing the borders but at the same time rescueing peoplen in distress on the oceans (SAR). This report covers the aircrafts at Sacramento and its missions.

By Alexander Schwarz and Tom Ziegler

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March 2016: A visit with the LA County Sherrifs and their helicopters above the city and the surrounding mountains.

By Alexander Schwarz and Tom Ziegler

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