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11 minutes ago, th3M said:

There was a write up on Vertical with Talon Helicopters getting NVG approved with their AS365.  Perhaps them as a trial?

I doubt it, they might have it for SAR though.

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For example, “what would happen if we put 20,000 liters of water around one burning tree at nighttime… what would we have in the morning? Would it be a mop up for a couple of days, instead of a two-month production?” he said.
 

Kudos to them bringing a newish technology to the forefront.  A lot of money trying to develop a niche market.  It’s a bit of a gamble going to this extreme, considering that conducting  normal IA type VFR  bucketing operations at 4 or 5 in the morning is frowned upon by most fire fighting agencies that I know of.  
 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Zazu said:

 conducting  normal IA type VFR  bucketing operations at 4 or 5 in the morning is frowned upon by most fire fighting agencies that I know of.  

 

 

I don't think it's frowned upon, usually it's due to pilot duty times. I don't think forestry personnel want to hang around 24 hours a day either.

 

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On 7/7/2020 at 3:44 PM, Zazu said:


 

 normal IA type VFR  bucketing operations at 4 or 5 in the morning is frowned upon by most fire fighting agencies that I know of.  
 

 

 

" normal IA type VFR  bucketing operations at 10 or 12 in the morning is frowned upon by most fire fighting agencies that I know of"--- Fixed it for you

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From having flown near fires with NVG's, that would be extremely helpful. you can even see hot spots that you can't see with naked eye close up at night. 

Tanking at night particularly would be great deal in the prairies for sure!

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