The Coulson Aviation S-61 Workhorse

The Coulson Aviation S-61 Workhorse

Coulson Aviation S-61 workhorse C-FXEC is a familiar sight around Victoria after 17 years working across the State supporting firefighters from the sky. Both Mansfield and Colac in regional Victoria are like second homes for the helitanker and its crews. This year,...
Flying the Mighty Coulson CH-47D in Australia

Flying the Mighty Coulson CH-47D in Australia

Pilot Annie is a CH-47 Co-Pilot currently working in Victoria, Australia. This is her third year with Coulson Aviation and her first season in Australia after a summer in the Northern hemisphere flying a Chinook. https://youtu.be/rDcvm4_wMskVideo can’t be loaded...
Coulson Aircraft in Place for the Summer

Coulson Aircraft in Place for the Summer

Coulson Aviation’s powerful seasonal firebombing aircraft are now in place and operating in Australia for the summer. A C-130 Hercules and CH-47 Chinook are operating in New South Wales from Sydney, and a Sikorsky S-61 and CH-47 Helitanker are in Victoria, Mansfield...
Flood Response Assistance 2021

Flood Response Assistance 2021

At the request of the New South Wales SES, the NSW Rural Fire Service Bell 412 helicopters, operated by the Coulson Aviation Australia team, have been pre-positioned throughout regional NSW to support the flood response. Over the past few weeks, the team on helicopter...
New South Wales Ch-47 Team Ready to Go

New South Wales Ch-47 Team Ready to Go

Coulson pilot Darren has flown in Australia before. Two years ago, he was based in Mansfield, Victoria on a Sikorsky S-61 during the 2019/2020 black summer fires.  The team were redeployed to Mallacoota during the devastating fires. The fire season was an intense...
First Coulson Aviation Chinook Arrives

First Coulson Aviation Chinook Arrives

The first of two Coulson Aviation Chinook helicopters on contract in Australia this season has arrived. It will be deployed in New South Wales. N40CU Arriving and Leaving Essendon for Sydney The CH-47, tail registration N40CU, arrived by cargo ship into the Port of...