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Large Air Tanker ‘Gaia’

‘Gaia’, a Boeing 737 Large Air Tanker (LAT) utilised for aerial firefighting, was introduced to the fleet in 2018.



Imagine you are a crew member on ‘Gaia’. What fire retardant would be loaded on the plane?

Hey Firestormers!

Large aircraft are used more and more for firefighting in Australia.

  • Fighting fires,
  • Fire fighters,
  • Major bush fires,
  • Respond,
  • Place,
  • Fires in remote areas


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

Large Air Tankers are important assets to combat bush fires across NSW.

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