The group representing pilots who provide aerial support during bushfires wants an investigation into whether wind turbines affect fire-fighting.

The Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia has written to the Federal Government with concerns about the turbines.

Chief executive Phil Hurst says the main concern is whether they create a turbulence risk.

“We know that wake turbulence is an issue and when you look at the safety regulations administered by CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority), there are wake turbulence separation regulations,” he said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-11/bushfire-pilots-want-investigation-into-wind-turbines/4815302


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