Helicopter Logistics provides aerial services to the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). This includes bush fire mitigation through prescribed burning utilising the Raindance incendiary system in both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft. In addition, we also use an underslung helitorch device that delivers ignited gelled petroleum.
We also provide aircraft for bushfire operations to DBCA and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) through the summer bushfire season.
Helicopter Logistics has some of the most experienced Air Attack pilots in the country. The company has a comprehensive training program that each pilot is required to complete before being approved to commence operations as an Air Attack pilot.
The Managing Director and Chief Pilot of Helicopter Logistics, Matt Corbett, has been working with the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, and its predecessors for 30 years.
Land Management work demands high safety standards. Helicopter Logistics provide annual training to DBCA and DFES for Air Attack Supervisors and aerial ignition crews. All company pilots, maintenance engineers and admin staff understand the critical nature of the missions that are undertaken with land management and bush fire operations.
There is a culture of safety, professionalism and teamwork in everything that we do. During the autumn and spring burning seasons the company provides aircraft and crew to support the aerial ignition programs. Having experienced crews is essential for all of these operations. Low level ignition operations are very demanding and command a high level of experience and understanding of the mission. Helitorch operations are particularly onerous and therefore require highly trained pilots with extensive external load experience to carry out this work.