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Title

A pilot's view: should the ignition boss be allowed to fly during helitorch operations? Command and control of aerial ignition systems: a panel discussion
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): T. Bohannan
Coordinator(s): R. W. Mutch
Publication Year: 1984

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • aerial ignition
  • fire management
  • ignition
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39019
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13646
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A 13.2:F 511/58X
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text: 'Helitorch, waterbucket, and long-line flying offer some of the most difficult and hazardous flying one can do with a helicopter. The FAA, Part 133, allows for only 'essential crew members' to be on board during external load operations. An Ignition Boss/Fire Boss qualifies as an essential crew member and thus would be legal as far as the FAA is concerned.'

Citation:
Bohannan, T. 1984. A pilot's view: should the ignition boss be allowed to fly during helitorch operations? Command and control of aerial ignition systems: a panel discussion, in Mutch, R. W., Prescribed Fire by Aerial Ignition: Proceedings of a Workshop. Missoula, MT. Intermountain Fire Council,Missoula, MT. p. 181,