Welcome to the RAAF Airman Aircrew Association Message Board. It is for all to use whether airman aircrew or not, however the majority of us who frequent this message board are former or current RAAF aircrew, associates or enthusiasts who want to be 'in the know'. We must be certain, however, that we do not disclose any information which may compromise the security of the ADF or its personnel and we also must be certain not to criticise or to pass judgment on others. 'THINK' before you post, or if you aren't sure, 'DON'T POST'. When making a post, you should identify yourself by including both your Christian and surnames as well as providing a valid email address. As this message board is not editable nor can a post be removed once the post has been sent, please contact the following for the amendment or removal of a post: messageboard@airmanaircrew.com.au. Thank you. These are the current emoticons boards2go.com supports and are courtesy of Cybergifs.com: http://www.boards2go.com/smiley.html
Re(8): Bush Fires

Bob, I guess you mean the decision makers when you say "nobody in this conversation has any idea about the use of fixed wing aircraft". The unfortunate truth is that we are a very large country which does not have the finance, the political will, nor the population to set up anything like the coverage in the USA. In certain circumstances aircraft such as the C130 and DC-10, or other large capacity fixed wing aircraft, can be effective. In fires such as went through the south coast of Victoria recently they would have been of limited value. When a fire is moving at four or five kilometres an hour across a five or ten kilometre front there is little can be done except defend property ahead of the fire. As I said before, the prevention of fuel reduction burn-offs, tree preservation laws which don't allow removal of dense tree growth near buildings and people allowing gutters and roof valleys to become clogged with debris do nothing to help. Just look around at the loonies of the Greens and you can see where half our problems lie.


Post a reply:
Link Name:
Link URL:
Image URL:
Password To Edit Post:
Check this box if you want to be notified via email when someone replies to your post.

Create Your Own Free Message Board or Free Forum!
Hosted By Boards2Go Copyright © 2000-2018  Wedding thank you wording