Fire Aviation

Fire Alert cameras grab photos of helicopters attacking Beaumont Fire

The fire burned approximately 11 acres near Redlands, California The post Fire Alert cameras grab…

Rugby coach becomes firefighting drone coach

After 20 years on the frontline fighting wildfires across the nation, Boise State alumnus and…

Infrared video of helicopters attacking fire in New South Wales

This infrared video shows the effects of helicopters dropping water on a fire at Backwater…

Two CHP helicopter crews rescued 42 people during the North Bay fires

The October, 2017 fires were driven by winds gusting over 80 mph The post Two…

Can a Firehawk land on a basketball court?

Question for the day: Does a @Sikorsky #Firehawk fit on a basketball court ? When…

Helicopters at the Cow Creek Fire

Above: Helicopters at the Cow Creek Fire October 17, 2019. Photo by the incident management…

CAL FIRE’s new Firehawk arrives at Sacramento

CAL FIRE plans to purchase up to 12 Sikorski S-70i firefighting helicopters The post CAL…

747 returning from assignment in Bolivia

The 747 Supertanker, T-944, has completed its assignment assisting the firefighters in Bolivia. It is…

Photos of helicopters refilling at the Saddle Ridge Fire

Above: CH-54B, N722HT, at the Saddle Ridge Fire. Stonebrookphotography. These photos of helicopters refilling at…

Video of Super Scoopers refilling at Lake Castaic

Today, October 11, 2019, Robert Schwemmer shot this video of two Canadair CL-415 Super Scoopers…

Flight attendants on an air tanker

Authorities in Australia are considering authorizing a 737 air tanker to carry up to 70…

Scientists develop retardant gel with “persistent retention”qualities

It could be used to pretreat areas at high risk of fire ignitions to make…

Simplex has been acquired by DART

Simplex manufactures aerial application equipment for helicopters, including internal and external water tanks for firefighting…

Air tankers at Coeur d’Alene in 1973

Fred Johnson sent us a notice about the newest Airailimages Video Magazine, which includes a…

Night-flying helicopter program to continue this season in Australia

NAFC is also looking toward developing a night-flying fixed wing air tanker program The post…

Australia sets their firefighting aircraft lineup for the bushfire season

Above: A second large air tanker is now operational in New South Wales. On September…

Orange County begins trial of real time mapping technology

The project is funded by the State of California The post Orange County begins trial…

Aerial ignition from a fixed wing aircraft in Australia

A 1971 film documented the process The post Aerial ignition from a fixed wing aircraft…

Senators urge Forest Service to award air tanker contract

A Call When Needed contract was advertised 476 days ago but has not been awarded…

Videos of air tanker drops on the Francis Fire north of Salt Lake City

Monday afternoon the Francis Fire was burning on the slopes above Fruit Heights between Salt…

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