Fire Aviation

Pilot killed in helicopter crash near Payson, Arizona

(Updated at 8:35 p.m. MDT July 7, 2020) General area of the July 7, 2020…

Eleven additional “CWN” air tankers are now working

Air Tanker 914, a DC-10, drops retardant on the Central Fire, June 20, 2020. Photo…

Photos of air tankers at JEFFCO airport used on the Chatridge 2 Fire near Denver

Tankers 02 (left, a BAe-146, N474NA) and T-22 (a P-3, N922AU) at Jeffco 6-29-2020. Shane…

More photos of the C-119s

Tanker 82 (N13745) at Ontario, CA November, 1975. By JD Davis. When JD Davis saw…

Wyoming hires two Single Engine Air Tankers

Air Tractor AT-802 Single Engine Air Tanker under contract in Wyoming. N23WT. Photo via Wyoming…

Air Tanker 914 drops on the Central Fire north of Phoenix

Air Tanker 914, a DC-10, drops retardant on the Central Fire, June 20, 2020. Photo…

Coulson’s ground-based fleet

Coulson Aviation’s maintenance support vehicles and fuel trucks for their CH-47 helicopters. Coulson photo. Coulson…

Judge refuses to reduce sentence for fatal crash on Iron 44 Fire

A judge has refused to reduce the sentence for Steven Metheny, 50, the former Vice…

Colorado to hire an exclusive use large air tanker for the first time

File photo of one aircraft that might be considered for an EU contract for the…

The first short-haul rescue completed at Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Short-haul rescue in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, June 2, 2020. NPS photo…

This is why the United States only has 13 large air tankers

The Forest Service Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry misled Senators during a hearing…

An introduction to the Durango Airtanker Base

The video below was posted to YouTube June 2, 2020 by the Southwest Colorado Wildfire…

Forest Service needs to be more transparent while spending hundreds of millions contracting for firefighting aircraft

CAL FIRE air tanker 118 at Sacramento McClellan Airport. The Forest Service was given seven…

Two CWN large airtankers to be activated

Tanker 101, an MD-87, at Jeffco, May, 2020; a sister ship to the one activated…

More details about the 36 firefighting helicopters awarded 90-day contracts

Ground and taxi test at the Medford airport October 21, 2019 for an Erickson Air-Crane…

One of the four Alaska Department of Forestry employees hospitalized after airplane crash has been released

The wreckage of an Alaska Division of Forestry aircraft that crashed on takeoff at the…

LA County Firehawk loses engine, makes precautionary landing

LA County Firehawk helicopters, photo by Bill Gabbert, Jan. 26, 2020. It was first called…

An assortment of Coulson helicopters at San Bernardino

Coulson-Unical helicopters at San Bernardino. Coulson photo May 25, 2020. Coulson Aviation posted these photos…

Conair — 50 years in less than 5 minutes

Screenshot from the Conair film Conair has produced a short video documenting the history of…

Another Firehawk arrives at McClellan

Helicopter 205 at McClellan. Photo by John Vogel 5-21-2020. Another new Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk has…

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