Fire Aviation

Photos of air tankers and a lead plane working out of Redmond, OR

August 6, 2020 | 7:50 p.m. PDT Tanker 60, a DC-7B, arriving at Redmond, OR…

LACoFD has two new Firehawks

Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopters 21 and 22 arrive at Barton Heliport in Pacoima,…

Video of National Guard MAFFS air tankers in action

A MAFFS air tanker approaches a target. Screenshot from the National Guard/Airailimages video. Fred Johnsen…

Two air tankers collide near Bishop Fire in Nevada

UPDATED at 10:15 p.m. MDT July 30, 2020 Map showing heat detected by satellites on…

Two C-130 MAFFS air tankers relieved by another pair

MAFFS C-130 training in Boise April 21, 2017. Photo by Bill Gabbert After a week…

Excellent photos of Tanker 131 on the Karen Fire

Air Tanker 131, a C-130Q (N130FF) on the Karen Fire in San Bernardino County, CA…

Air tankers photographed at Medford during the Badger Fire

Tanker 91, an S-2T (N482DF), at Medford, OR July 18, 2020 by Tim Crippin. Tim…

28 large air tankers are mobilized

Roster of large airtankers that have been mobilized, July 22, 2020. USFS. The U.S. Forest…

Two National Guard C-130 aircraft mobilized as MAFFS air tankers

File photo. A 302nd Airlift Wing Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System equipped-C-130 Hercules aircraft performs…

Photos of aircraft on the Elephant Butte Fire, part 5 of 5

Tanker 101, an MD-87 (N291EA), on the Elephant Butte Fire southwest of Denver, July 13,…

Photos of aircraft on the Elephant Butte Fire, part 4 of 5

Helicopter 5HT, a CH54 (N715HT) at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport near Denver during the Elephant…

Photos of aircraft on the Elephant Butte Fire, part 3 of 5

Helicopter 3PA, an AS350B (N833PA) on the Elephant Butte Fire southwest of Denver, July 13,…

Preliminary information released about fatal helicopter crash in Arizona

Bryan J. Boatman The U.S. Forest Service has released preliminary information about the helicopter crash…

Rappeller descending to a wildfire struggles with a tree

Two firefighters rappelling to the East Plum Fire in Colorado. Screenshot from July 9, 2020…

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…

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