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 […]