"The past is never fully gone. It is absorbed into the present and the future. It stays to shape what we are and what we do."
Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia, Inaugural Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, August 1996.

Forestry Aviation

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If you are interested in this article then you should also have a look at this article by Bryan.

Aircraft have been used extensively in Victoria for forestry, and particularly forest fire operations, since 1930.

See Also

Air Operations for Forest Fire Control   FCV. ca 1970
The Role of Agricultural Aircraft in Victorian Forests    BD Dexter. 1971
Handbook of Aerial Spraying   FCV ca. 1970

Note that aerial ignition methods changed from about 1978 - see Aerial Ignition