Fire Aviation

An S-2 air tanker is ready to fight fire in Kansas

The owner of a crop dusting service in Kansas has acquired an S-2 air tanker…

Record-setting day at Helena Air Tanker Base

Twelve firefighting aircraft worked out of the base supporting the North Hills Fire The post…

Pilot’s view from a Firehawk

Dropping water on an active brush fire The post Pilot’s view from a Firehawk appeared…

Smokejumpers gear up to fly to a wildfire

Many people would be surprised at the extent and complexity of the gear that smokejumpers…

Russian company delivers three Ka-32 helicopters to Turkey

The helicopters will be used for firefighting The post Russian company delivers three Ka-32 helicopters…

Record number of smokejumpers on roster in Alaska

Story and photos by Geoff Liesik, Alaska Fire Service, July 21, 2019 A record that…

C-130 works the Canyon Fire in Northern California

Napa County The post C-130 works the Canyon Fire in Northern California appeared first on…

Air tankers at Medford during Lumgrey Fire

Tim Crippin sent us these photos he took at Medford, Oregon June 17, 2019 of…

An all-female helitack crew on a flight in Arizona

Ashlyn Parker, a pilot with Helicopter Express, let us know about an all-female crew on…

Catching up with aerial firefighting on Twitter

Here is a collection of tweets about aerial firefighting. Most of them were brought to…

Five more PB4Y-2 air tankers

In our continuing series of looking back at photos of historic air tankers, today we…

Columbia Helicopters to be acquired by AE Industrial Partners

AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense & Government…

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