Tag Archives: Notice to Airmen
Photo of helicopters parked at the Swan Lake helibase near Sterling.

TFRs: Keeping the airspace safe for firefighting

A valuable tool to provide a safe operating space for aircraft are Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), which are put in place so there is a buffer zone of safety for our ground and air crews. Recent incursions – whether it’s from a drone or private airplanes – have grounded air operations to a halt. The […]

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Middle Yukon Fires/Ruby Area Fires Update; July 17

Middle Yukon Fires/Ruby Area Fires Update July 17, 2015 Contact: Public Information Officer: Mike Johnson Phone: 907-987-9838 *Note–we cannot access the voicemail What: Middle Yukon Fires/Ruby Area Fires Cause: Lightning Location: A series of fires are located near Ruby, Alaska on the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone. The […]

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Galena Area Fires update, July 14

July 14, 2015 Contact: Public Information Officer: Mike Johnson Phone: 907-987-9838 What: Galena Zone Fires Cause: Lightning Location: A series of fires are located near Ruby, Alaska on the Galena Fire Management Zone and the western end of the Tanana Zone. The major firefighting efforts at this time are concentrated on 3 fires on the […]

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Notices to Airmen over the Funny River Fire

June 1, 6p.m. Fire officials are reminding pilots that a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), NOTAM 4/3147, is still in place over the Funny River Fire. This TFR applies to all general aviation traffic and is required for safe operations of ongoing fire suppression activities. Even though the smoke is no longer present, fire aviation assets […]

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