RED BLUFF, Calif. - A nearly 50-year-old family business in Red Bluff is using its helicopters to help shore up the Oroville Dam's emergency spillway.
PJ Helicopters has been a staple in the Northstate since 1968, when founder Phil Gunsaulzsstarted the company. Since then, the company has offered firefighting services, construction loading, law enforcement support and more.
"We fly everything from two-seater trainer aircraft, to the aircraft you see behind me," Seth Gunsauls said. "These Black Hawks capable of lifting 8000 pounds."
This week PJ Helicopters has been using a few of its 30 helicopters to carry rock and material to help bolster the Oroville Dam's emergency spillway.
As of this writing Seth Gunsauls, a third generation project manager for PJ Helicopters, says they've carried about 2.6 million pounds of rock and material to the dam.
Gunsauls says he is proud to be carrying on his grandfather's legacy.
"All of us love our jobs and love supporting the community [and] doing whatever we can to help out."