June 15, 2017

Winds Fuel Wildfire To 5,000+ Acres, Denver Fire Crews Help

CRAIG, Colo. (CBS4) — Firefighters from Denver have joined the more than 200 firefighters battling a wildfire on Colorado’s Western Slope that has forced some evacuations. The Dead Dog Fire is located 10 miles north of Rangely and it has burned more than 5,000 acres. It […]
December 19, 2016

Community responds after plane crash near Otto

A small aircraft carrying two people crashed near Otto on Wednesday, Dec. 7, leaving one dead and one injured. The crash occurred in a remote area southwest of the Wardell Reservoir, according to the Big Horn County Sheriff’s office. On late Friday, authorities identified the deceased […]
April 4, 2016


Unless there is significant activity, 2 updates will be posted, one after the morning briefing and one after the evening briefing. Custer, SD – The Cold Fire is estimated at 1,900 acres in size, 20% contained, and has burned 1,258 acres on the Black Hills National […]
March 1, 2016

Balancing Operational Needs With Maintenance Downtime

Photo courtesy of Metro Aviation If you travel by air enough, you have probably had the pleasure of experiencing a maintenance delay with an airline. Even though the largest global carriers have factory-supported service centers and back-up aircraft at their disposal, a break-down or unscheduled maintenance […]
January 18, 2016

Sky Aviation becomes first CH-46E Sea Knight civilian owner/operator

Sky Aviation is officially the first Civilian owner and operator of a CH-46E Sea Knight. Our long road began in March of 2014 when we bought four airframes from the GSA auction. With many hurdles in our path and much help we finally received our completed […]
January 11, 2016

The Firefighting Phrog

After half a century of continuous service, the Boeing-Vertol CH-46 Helicopter finally retired from the United States Marine Corps earlier this year, and as it did so, like many other veterans from the Armed Forces, it took its first steps in a new life in the […]
August 7, 2015

THE POWER OF PARKS Yellowstone: Wild Heart of a Continent

On August 7, 2015, a ranger found the chewed-upon body of a man near a hiking trail in Yellowstone National Park, not far from one of the park’s largest hotels. The deceased was soon identified as Lance Crosby, 63, from Billings, Montana. He had worked seasonally […]
July 20, 2015

Plane Crash Kills Four Near Cody On Saturday Read More: Plane Crash Kills Four Near Cody On Saturday |

Authorities continue to investigate a plane crash that killed four people on Saturday, according to a press release from the Park County Sheriff’s office. Park County Sheriff Scott Steward said there were two females and two males, and no survivors, according to the press release. The […]
July 20, 2015

Sheriff confirms four dead in plane crash

Members of the Park County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit, which included Sheriff Scott Steward spent all day Sunday at the crash scene of a small twin engine Cessna 310 aircraft which went down Saturday 1.5 miles west of the Mooncrest Ranch, north of the Buffalo […]
April 13, 2015

Sky Aviation’s CH-46E

In June 2014 they flew one of them to Sabreliner Aviation in Perryville, Missouri to begin the demilitarization of the aircraft. And on April 9, 2015:
May 28, 2014

Brothers’ bodies recovered from plane wreckage near Yellowstone

The Park County, Wyo., Sheriff’s Office has recovered the bodies of the two brothers who crashed their small single-engine aircraft earlier this month on the eastern slope of Howell Mountain, according to a press release. Using “long ropes,” the search and rescue team rappelled down to […]
May 20, 2014

Wyoming in Flight — Tom Woodward – Fighting Fire in Yellowstone

An interview with Tom Woodward of Sky Aviation, Worland, Wyoming, who discusses the role of aviation in fighting the 1988 Yellowstone fire. This interview is part of an oral history series titled Wyoming in Flight. The interviewer is Mark Junge. It is funded by grants from […]
May 1, 2014

Victims Recovered from Howell Mountain Plane Crash west of Cody

(Cody, Wyo.) – The Park County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team (SAR) have recovered the bodies of two elderly brothers who crashed their small plane on the eastern slope of Howell Mountain earlier this month. The bodies of Robert L. Zimmerman, age 84 of Huntsville, […]
July 3, 2012

Helicopter Removes Crash Wreckage

According to the Sheriff’s Office ,Deputy Sheriff Mike Merkley guided a recovery team from Beegles Aircraft Service of Greeley, Colorado, to the remote scene of a June 22 plane crash on the western slopes of White Mountain about 13 miles north of Green River. Sweetwater County […]
February 4, 2010

Helicopter helps transport bighorns to Wyoming

LOVELL, Wyo. — A helicopter skimming above rocky outcroppings in the Bighorn Mountains is an unusual sight, but a pair of blindfolded bighorn sheep dangling from that helicopter is perhaps best described as surreal. Yet that was just one in a string of bizarre images seen […]