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Night-flying program to continue this season in Australia

Night-flying program to continue this season in Australia

During the 2017-2018 bushfire season in Australia two helicopters were approved for dropping water at night with the use of night vision goggles (NVG) by the pilots. At least one of the ships, an S-61, was approved for hover refilling which was the first time this had been done anywhere. See Full Story.

Source: Fire Aviation, 07-Oct-19