Fire Aviation

A tour of Ramona Air Attack Base

On Wednesday CAL FIRE gave a live tour of the Air Attack Base at Ramona,…

A quick introduction to CAL FIRE’s OV-10 Bronco

  It is #NationalAviationDay! To celebrate we want to show you a little bit more…

Air tanker base opens at Austin

Two large air tankers, T-131 and T-15, have been dispatched to the recently reopened Air…

More details possibly emerge about air tanker’s hazardous exit out of drop area

We posted a video on August 14 of a BAe-146 air tanker dropping retardant on…

Firefighters use drone to ignite nighttime firing operations

The use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drones, by wildland firefighters has come a…

Coulson-Unical Blackhawk spotted at McClellan

As we reported in March, Coulson Aviation is partnering with Unical Air, a new unit…

Report that a fire recon plane made forced landing in Oregon

Little information is available about a reported forced landing made last week by the Oregon…

Drone shuts down helicopter drops on Williams Flats Fire, operator found

On August 6, 2019 a hobbyist drone temporarily shut down helicopter water drops on the…

Lockheed drone crashes while mapping fires in New Mexico

A Lockheed Stalker XE Unmanned Aerial System aircraft crashed as it was attempting to land…

A shocking drop by a BAe-146

At the end of this video of a retardant drop by Neptune’s Tanker 01, a…

List of air tankers on USFS contracts

There are 13 exclusive use, and 8 call when needed. Three fewer than last year…

Having a diverse air tanker fleet can reduce impact of grounding one model

In 2012 the entire fleet of large air tankers in the United States was affected…

Air Force removes 123 C-130s from service to inspect wing boxes

C-130 air tankers are being inspected The post Air Force removes 123 C-130s from service…

Lightning and helicopter activity in Oregon

With the abundant lightning in the Northwest United States over the last few days it’s…

Photos from the rededication of the memorial for the crew of Tanker 130

The rededication of the memorial for the crew of Air Tanker 130 occurred as planned…

Video of firefighting aircraft at Oshkosh 2019

Fred Johnson of Airailimages sent us information about this video that he shot July 17…

An interesting view of the helibase at the Corta Fire in Nevada

Tenaya Wood sent us this interesting photo taken August 8 of the helibase at the…

New memorial being unveiled today for the crew of Air Tanker 130

The memorial in Walker, California honoring Steve Wass, Craig LaBare, and Mike Davis was showing…

MAFFS makes demo drop at Wild West Show

A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 outfitted with a Modular Airborne FireFighting System (MAFFS) retardant…

New South Wales’ new 737 makes its first drop on a fire

This is the second 737 to be fully converted into an air tanker by Coulson…

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