Fire Aviation

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…

Pandemic makes it difficult to obtain raw materials to produce fire retardant

Dry retardant mix that the Royal Australian Air Force transported from the U.S. to Australia…

Parallel Flight Technology’s next drone model will be able to carry 100 pounds for hours

Joshua Resnick, the CEO of Parallel Flight Technologies, describes in a video how their drones…

Two CAL FIRE C-130 air tankers spotted at McClellan

CAL FIRE air tanker 118 at Sacramento McClellan Airport. Photographed by John Vogel March 4,…

Tanker 101 on the Moonfish Fire

Air Tanker 101, an MD-87, drops on the Moonfish Fire in Big Cypress National Preserve…

Contracts to be awarded for 28 Type 1 firefighting helicopters

Helicopter Transport Services’ Helicopter 718 maneuvers over the Red Canyon Fire in the Black Hills…

USFS awards 90-day contracts for 22 additional helicopters

The U.S. Forest Service has awarded 90-day contracts for an 22 additional helicopters that can…

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