Fire Aviation

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…

Interview with a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter pilot

I interviewed one of the pilots that fly multi-mission helicopters for the Los Angeles Fire…

Ontario Air Tanker Base was closed after a jettisoned load of retardant landed on homes and children

Air Tanker 135, a C-119, jettisoning 2,000 gallons of fire retardant west of the Ontario…

How much does it cost to drop retardant on a fire?

Yesterday I wrote a lengthy article about exclusive use Next Generation 3.0 air tanker contracts,…

Statistics for the use of air tankers, 2000 through 2019

This chart shows data from 2000 through 2019 for the number of large air tankers…

A fourth Q400MR delivered to Sécurité Civile

Another Dash 8-Q400 MR air tanker has been delivered to Sécurité Civile in France. This…

MIL-8 MTV helicopter filmed in Australia

The video below published January 10, 2020 features a  helicopter operated by Hevilift that was…

Why 2,500 liters of retardant was dropped in Australia’s capital city

Wednesday’s accidental drop of 2,500 liters (660 gallons) of fire retardant in downtown Canberra, Australia…

Air tanker drops retardant in downtown Canberra, Australia

Retardant drop Feb. 4, 2020 in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Photo by ACT Emergency Services Agency.…

Heat from helicopter’s landing light starts fire in Australia

File photo of a Royal Australian Navy NHI MRH-90 Helicopter. Photo by Duan Zhu. (This…

In a 5-year period two helicopter crashes during aerial ignition operations resulted in three fatalities

(This article was first published on WildfireToday.com) After seeing the wildland firefighter accident and injury…

Smokejumpers — behind the scenes

The video, below: behind the scenes with the Redding Smokejumpers. Go to Source to read…

Orange County plans to upgrade helicopter fleet

When Desiree Horton was hired by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in…

DOI makes it official — most of its drones are grounded

The Secretary of the Interior has signed an order that effectively grounds drones used by…

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