Pilots from Kishugu Aviation which forms part of the Working on Fire – Kishugu Joint Venture has been hard at work since Friday afternoon, 16 June 2023, providing much needed aerial resources to Western Cape Disaster Management authorities.
The AT802 has served with distinction on the front lines of wildfires around the world and for close to 10 years in South Africa. Kishugu Aviation owns and operates the only four AT-802s in South Africa.
Working On Fire’s Managing Director Trevor Abrahams presents at the (IAWF) Fire & Climate 2022 Conference
The award-winning Working On Fire (WOF) programme will once again fly the South African flag internationally. This time, it’s not on the frontlines of fighting fires, but at the International Association of Wildland Fire’s (IAWF) Fire & Climate 2022 Conference in Pasadena, California, USA.
The Cessna Spotters are like eagles, flying over the firefighting aircraft to get a holistic view of the fire. “Since a spotter pilot has a bird’s eye view, they see the whole picture. They see the fire, the burnt areas, dams and rivers…