Australians should be retrained for aerial bushfire missions, pilots' federation says

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
September 5 2020 - 6:30pm
An air tanker near drops retardant near Tharwa in February. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Australian pilots should start training to work on aerial firefighting missions to boost the country's capacity to tackle bushfires and reduce the need to bring in overseas pilots, the Australian Federation of Air Pilots says.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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