Cal Fire experiencing shortage of firefighting pilots

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Cal Fire is having to periodically ground some of its firefighting aircraft because of a pilot shortage.Some of the reasons for the shortage include the strains on pilots fighting massive fires in Northern California this summer. Those pilots obviously need days off to keep them sharp.Another reason is other aviation companies poaching the Cal Fire pilots away….pilots who are highly skilled in making retardant/water drops while flying through smoke and flames in mountainous terrain…not to mention having to watch out for power lines and other aircraft.Cal Fire assures the public it will be able respond and deal with any fires that break out in spite of this situation. September 5, 2018 John Soderman Cal Fire experiencing shortage of firefighting pilots John Soderman, Posted: September 5, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Two injured in East Village hit and run

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Two injured in East Village hit and run SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An out-of-control car crashed into two pedestrians today in the East Village area of San Diego, authorities said.It happened at 12:20 a.m. in the 300 block of 14th Street, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.A 24-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were crossing 14th Street in an unmarked crosswalk. They were about three-quarters of the way when an unknown person in a 2013 Ford Mustang lost control while attempting a U-turn and crashed into them, Heims said.The woman was pinned against a wall, suffering an open fracture of her lower left leg and a fractured left hip, he said. The man had multiple abrasions.The Mustang driver fled the scene on foot and was not located, Heims said. July 14, 2019 Posted: July 14, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday July 14

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From 5-7 P.M.During his speech in Dallas recently, President Obama made the argument that, `we are not as divided as we seem.’ But, is that true? We’ll discuss the racial divide in America with our experts. Plus, Port Covington developers cut a decades long reinvestment deal with South Baltimore communities, while asking the city for more millions to move forward. We’ll get the latest report on the controversial Port Covington deal with Luke Broadwater of the Baltimore Sun.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img