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DOA Announcement: Increased Helicopter Activity 10/16/2022

The Ventura County Department of Airports (DOA) is collaborating with the Ventura County Fire Department and United States Forest Service to provide resources for airborne fire crews to remain current in training tactics. Ventura County residents, and specifically those in the Camarillo area, may notice an increase in daytime and night-based helicopter activity from October 17th through October 21st, with operations from a Coulson S61 helicopter like the one pictured here (please see below). Operations will cease between midnight and 5 a.m. each day, with a focus on keeping away from noise sensitive areas when possible.


The Fire season is upon us, and the DOA is grateful for the crews who work tirelessly to protect our county.


Questions or concerns? Please contact airportinfo@ventura.org.