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After arriving in Greece for the fire season around the 5th of June, tonight the fire bombing aircraft are on their way home to Australia. The first leg, a 4 hour leg from Athens to Egypt.

Planes galore overhead in Walgett w/ farmers aerial baiting after the first signs of mouse damage in crops. The message is go hard now to stop mice breeding up to become even worse than before, as predicted. A hugely promising, valuable crop currently growing. How’s the branding!

This week (to 23rd September) the Helicoverpa moth trapping network detected large flights (>300 individuals) of the native budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera) at Kimba (320) and Ward Hill (1000+). #PestFactsSA #nativebudworm

A pilot’s difficulty experienced while escaping an aerial firebombing helicopter after it had impacted and sank in a reservoir following an engine failure highlights the potential value of emergency breathing systems, an ATSB investigation highlights.

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