3FB Aerworx featured in an article in the Timberbiz Magazine when Forestry Corporation of NSW trialed drones for aerial ignition to better understand how this emerging technology can support a safe and effective hazard reduction burning program. Recent trials in Benandarah State Forest, north of Batemans Bay, have shown drones can effectively ignite hazard reduction burns in hard to access areas. Source: Timberbiz
The use of the 3FB Aerworx AIS ultimately means less risk to forestry staff and better bushfire protection for neighbours and forest assets. Under the direction of the burn controller, multiple gridded ignition points mean that fires don’t reach high intensities before they run into the next fire. Burns are kept cool to create better mosaic patterns, which is good for ecological diversity.
Drones have huge potential to complement existing hazard reduction practices, said Forestry Corporation Protection Supervisor, Julian Armstrong.