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2017 American Heroes Air Show, Los Angeles - Nov. 4, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 over 20 helicopters converged on the Hansen Dam Recreation Park in Los Angeles for the 2017 American Heroes Air Show.  Twenty demonstration/display aircraft entertained and informed members of the public during this free annual event.  Helicopters from the US military, public safety, media and more were on hand for public viewing.  Dozens of static displays, delicious food and helicopter rides were also available at the event. 

The lack of a water truck resulted in a "brown-out" as many of the aircraft arrived early in the morning before the event. ©Craig Durling

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La Tuna Brush Fire, Los Angeles - Sept. 2, 2017

A fast-moving brush fire has consumed over 5,000 acres in the hills just north of Los Angeles threatening homes in nearby communities. Hundreds of firefighters and law enforcement officers from numerous agencies have converged on the fire to battle the erratic fire behavior as well as facilitate evacuations and residential security. © Craig Durling / durlingmedia.com

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"Deer Fire" Kern County Wildfire - July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016 - A few shots from the "Deer Fire" which started at just after 2pm and has since burned approximately 1,800 acres of wilderness near the town of Arvin in Kern County, California. The community of Bear Valley was evacuated as flames quickly approached. Numerous ground crews, fixed wing and helicopter resources continue to battle the blaze.

"San Gabriel Complex" (Fish Fire) - Duarte, CA - June 20, 2016 (VIDEO)

While en route to the "Reservoir IC" brush fire on Highway 39 in the Angeles National Forest I diverted to a new start in the nearby city of Duarte, this one threatening homes and horse stables. I got there as the first apparatus arrived and, as you can see, things were a little hairy. Making already difficult fire conditions worse, those on the fireground also had to battle 113 degree temperatures. At the time of this writing the "Fish Fire" (Fish IC) was reported to be at 3,000 acres with one LASD Deputy being transported to a local hospital with heat exhaustion. The fire has since been renamed the "San Gabriel Complex".  The cause of this fire is under investigation. © Craig Durling/DurlingMedia

"Fish IC" LACoFD Brush Fire - Duarte, CA - June 20, 2016

While en route to the "Reservoir IC" brush fire on Highway 39 in the Angeles National Forest I diverted to a new start in the nearby city of Duarte, this one threatening homes and horse stables.  Making already difficult fire conditions worse, those on the fireground also had to battle 113 degree temperatures.  At the time of this writing the "Fish Incident" (Fish IC) was reported to be at 2,000 acres with one LASD Deputy being transported to a local hospital with heat exhaustion.  The cause of this fire is under investigation.  © Craig Durling/DurlingMedia

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American Heroes Air Show - June 18, 2016

The American Heroes Air Show was held on June 18, 2016 at the Hansen Dam Recreational Area in Los Angeles.  Over a dozen helicopters representing LAPD, LASD, LAFD, LACoFD, CalFire, DEA, US Customs, USAF and more were on hand for spectators as well as several other static and interactive displays.  

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"Wheatland IC" LAFD Brush Fire - May 23, 2016

At about 2:20pm on May 23, 2016 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a fast moving brush fire in the 11300 block of Wheatland Avenue in the Lakeview Terrance area of Los Angeles.  With the assistance of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Angeles Forest resources the fire, seated in rough terrain, was kept to nearly 200 acres.  An arson suspect is reportedly in custody.  © Craig Durling

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An LACoFD Firehawk returns to the fire after filling up at a nearby golf course while a golfer "plays through".

An LACoFD Firehawk returns to the fire after filling up at a nearby golf course while a golfer "plays through".

"San Fernando IC" LAFD Airplane Crash - February 22, 2016

At just before 2pm on February 22, 2016 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported physical rescue traffic collision at San Fernando and Osborne in Pacoima. While en route the call was updated to a small aircraft down in the roadway. Arriving units found a single engine aircraft down in the roadway at San Fernando and Correnti. Two parked vehicles were apparently struck, tearing a piece of the aircraft's landing gear off. Early reports were that the pilot experienced a wind event causing him to put the aircraft down. Luckily, there were no injuries reported, including the pilot.  ©Craig Duriing/DurlingMedia

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