Smokejumper training begins April 6

April 6, 2015 4:48 p.m.

Smokejumpers from the BLM Alaska Fire Service will conduct training jumps starting April 6, 2015 and continue most afternoons during the month of April and through May 23 in preparation for the upcoming fire season.

The Smokejumpers will be parachuting in three primary areas:
• Over Birch Hill
• Chena Lakes area
• Nordale Road area

Pilots should check the Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) for information about smokejumper aircraft, and avoid flying over these areas while jumps are taking place.

Media: For requests to film or interview Alaska Smokejumpers during these training jumps, contact the Alaska Fire Service Public Affairs Office, at 907-356-5511.

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Categories: AK Fire Info

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