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Aerial Water Bombing Exercise

Monday, 10 August 2015

Buoywall and HelicopterMembers of Support Brigade took part in a waterbombing exercise involving 3 helicopters and 3 fixed-wing aircraft from Friday August 7 through to Sunday August 9.

Working at Cowan Airbase, Support crew were primarily involved in the deployment and operation of the 18,000 litre buoywall which was used by helicopters to pick up water for targeted bombing runs.

Members also assisted with transportation, helicopter refuelling and road advisory signage.

Support Brigade is being increasingly asked to be involved in an aviation capacity, something which offers a large variety of potential roles.