Fire Aviation

NWCG: Best practices for fire aviation during COVID-19 pandemic

A MAFFS C-130 from the Wyoming National Guard refills its tank during training at Boise…

Integrating air and ground operations for prompt initial attack on wildfires

A firefighter talks to the pilot of a helicopter as he drops retardant on the…

Coulson acquires contract in Australia

Air tanker 137, a 737-300, at the grid test near Lancaster, California, September 3, 2018.…

Elsie and Delilah are on the way to Greece

Two S-64 Air Crane helicopters ready for an ocean voyage to Greece. Erickson photo. Two…

Senate Committee Chair: Put out wildfires fast and early

Tanker 912, a DC-10, dropping retardant on the Horse Butte Fire in Idaho, July, 2019.…

Opinion: how to best utilize the aerial firefighting fleet

The following opinion article was sent to us by U.S. Forest Service retiree Bill Derr.…

How 20 smokejumpers were rescued by a 2-passenger helicopter

Twelve years after 13 smokejumpers were killed on the Mann Gulch Fire 13 miles north-northwest…

Forest Service awards contracts for five exclusive use air tankers

Next-Generation 3.0 contract Today the U.S. Forest Service announced contract awards for five large exclusive…

U.S. Air Force provides MAFFS training in Colombia, South America

U.S. Air Force personnel from four bases in the United States travelled to South America…

Response from a reader about the use of firefighting aircraft during a pandemic

We received the text below in an email from one of our regular readers, Bean,…

Schedule released for large air tankers

Schedule for large air tankers that are on USFS exclusive use contracts, updated March 11,…

First flight of a CL-415EAF

First flight of a CL-415EAF March 10, 2020. Photo by Longview Aviation. A Viking CL-415EAF…

Full page newspaper ads recommend converting C-5M aircraft into firefighting air tankers

C-5 Galaxy. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charlie Miller, Oct. 3, 2005.. A…

S-2 air tanker assists firefighter in Oklahoma

Air Tanker 95, a privately owned S-2 aircraft formerly operated by the California Department of…

News from the Aerial Firefighting Conference in Sacramento

The two-day Aerial Firefighting North America conference just wrapped up at Sacramento McClellan Airport in…

Erickson receives FAA approval for composite main rotor blades

The blades will be used on S-64 and CH-54 helicopters Erickson Incorporated announced this week…

Scores of single engine air tankers have seen action in Australia’s bushfire season

Now that all of the major bushfires in Australia have been knocked down by combined…

Study shows correlation between rapid dispatch of air tankers and duration of wildfire

Data suggests duration of fires is shorter when air tankers are deployed early A study…

Two C-130Hs begin the path to transformation

Yesterday the physical process of converting two C-130H aircraft formerly owned by the Norwegian military…

Preliminary report released about crash of Air Tanker 134

The accident occurred January 23, 2020 in Australia Today the Australian Transport Safety Bureau released…

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