New aviation resources give help from above


NSW firefighters will be assisted by a number of new aicraft this bush fire season.

The aircraft include 'Southern Belle' a DC-10 waterboming plane, the C130 Hercules 'Thor' and the Aircrane Gypsy Lady.

The aircraft were put through their paces at Penrith in Western Sydney, as they underwent systems checks on 1 October 2015.

The DC-10 and C130 are being used as a pilot program this bush fire season.