Type: H125 (AS350B3e)
Primary role: Aerial intelligence gathering.
Secondary role: Air attack supervision, Firebombing using bucket, aerial incendiary
- Motorola GRN
- Two Simoco agency programmable and swappable radios
- Dual audio panel
We currently operate 7 aircraft on contract during fire seasons in Victoria and Tasmania, and our fleet is used to augment fire management services across Australia.
Our highly-trained pilots fly hundreds of hours of fire suppression missions each year over a range of terrain types, and our powerful fleet is maintained to an extremely high standard allowing immediate deployment in developing situations. Our aircraft are capable of delivering loads of water and foam to discrete targets using belly tanks, Bambi and FAST buckets on long (150ft and 100ft) and short (30ft) lines, according to terrain requirements and local laws.
A fleet of 10 aircraft dedicated to fire management and suppression missions
Ready at a moment's notice to tackle Victorian and interstate operations
Our highly trained pilots and versatile fleet meet all NAFC requirements
We provide aerial drip-torch and incendiary dropping expertise for fuel reduction and fire prevention.
Our sophisticated aerial intelligence gathering system is based around the cutting-edge Wescam MX-10 surveillance turret, an impressive tool that has proved invaluable in fire suppression tasks. This powerful technology uses colour and infrared filming, real-time linking capabilities and integrated mapping to pinpoint fire boundaries, identify hot spots, and target areas under ember attack.
We operate a comprehensive Safety Management System designed in accordance with all CASA and
ICAO requirements, including risk identification and management and an Emergency Response Plan.
Our integrated management systems include an OHS Management System and pilot rostering in accordance with CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013 Appendix 5.
Microflite is in the process of becoming a CASA approved CAR 217 organisation for check and
training and is an approved CASR Part 141 training organisation.
This allows us to provide pilot ratings for low level flight, aerial application
(helicopter fire fighting) and sling/longline training and ratings. It Microflite pilots are highly
skilled and trained in accordance with all CASA requirements.
Emergency Locator Transmitters
Energy-absorbing seats with upper body restraints
All required PPE including helmets, nomex flight suits, gloves and EPIRB
TCAS and VEMD to reduce pilot workload
Wire strike protection
High-visibility painted blades
High intensity position lights
Sirens and public address systems
Spidertracks satellite tracking
Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)
Drug and Alcohol Management Plans (DAMP)
Low level flight in a wire environment
Basic wildfire awareness
Fatigue awareness and management
Low level crew resource management
Microflite Airwork provides a range of airborne applications.
From Aerial filming and surveillance, to fire suppression and search and rescue.
We have extensive experience enabling photographers across a range of industries to take their perfect shot.
Our versatile fleet provides the perfect aerial platforms for both handheld and gyro-stabilised cameras.
Our sophisticated survey and surveillance system and versatile fleet perform a wide range of aerial observation tasks, day or night over land and sea.
Our sophisticated surveillance system enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of aerial survey operations, day or night over land and sea.
Our extensive fleet of single and twin engine aircraft have the versatility to tackle a range demanding search and rescue and patrol operations at short notice.