Heli Austria at REAS: a forest firefighting demonstration with an Airbus H125 helicopter
Sunday 10 October, at 2.00 pm, REAS hosts a demonstration of forest fire fighting with the help of a helicopter by the Austrian company Heli Austria, specialized in this type of intervention, in collaboration with the Misericordia Christophorus Dolomiti of Bolzano.
The Airbus H125 helicopter stands out for its power (more than 900 horsepower) and great maneuverability. This vehicle is often used as a light helicopter for forest fire fighting, both in Italy and abroad.
Heli Austria with these and other means is active all over the world in the forest fire service. In Italy it has operated mainly in Sardinia but has also carried out interventions in Turkey and Chile, countries that have been the subject of numerous large fires this year.
In the demonstration on Sunday 10 October at REAS, the specialized pilot will demonstrate how a fire is extinguished using an external water “basket” called “Bambi Bucket” which can hold more than 1,000 liters of water at each load. Several extinguishing maneuvers will be carried out which will demonstrate how effective this technology is in the containment and extinguishing action of forest fires.
Furthermore, during the days of the fair, it will also be possible to make short tourist flights aboard this exceptional vehicle.
Inside the stand of the Misericordia d’Italia it will also be possible to participate in a course addressed to rescue personnel entitled “Workshop: Approach to Helicopter Rescue” which will illustrate the correct method of management and approach to a rescue / emergency helicopter in case of its use.