ONE of the best tools available to firefighters during the days they spent battling the Coolum bushfire was the aerial assault launched on the fire by reconnaissance and waterbombing aircraft. McDermott Aviation choppers were kept busy over three days...
TWO of the world’s largest single-engine bushfire fighting helicopters have been brought to Queensland on standby ahead of what is expected to be a high-risk fire season..... read more
Noosa professional lifeguard Isaac Smith is en route to a rescue at sea off North Queensland. Smith is part of a McDermott Aviation Group team in Bowen as the rescue and recovery operation from Cyclone Debbie gathers pace... read more
ARGUABLY no-one was closer to the action in last week's fire fight than the pilot in the sky unloading 1400 litres a drop from a Bell 204 helicopter onto the blaze.....read more
SUNSHINE Coast helicopter crews engaged in the northern NSW search for a missing pilot have returned home after the wreckage of the plane and his body were located west of Murwillumbah....read more
TWO winch-capacity helicopters based at Sunshine Coast Airport have joined the search for six men missing after a fishing vessel capsized and sank north of the Town of 1770 overnight..... read more