Fire Aviation

747 returning from assignment in Bolivia

The 747 Supertanker, T-944, has completed its assignment assisting the firefighters in Bolivia. It is…

Photos of helicopters refilling at the Saddle Ridge Fire

Above: CH-54B, N722HT, at the Saddle Ridge Fire. Stonebrookphotography. These photos of helicopters refilling at…

Video of Super Scoopers refilling at Lake Castaic

Today, October 11, 2019, Robert Schwemmer shot this video of two Canadair CL-415 Super Scoopers…

Flight attendants on an air tanker

Authorities in Australia are considering authorizing a 737 air tanker to carry up to 70…

Scientists develop retardant gel with “persistent retention”qualities

It could be used to pretreat areas at high risk of fire ignitions to make…

Simplex has been acquired by DART

Simplex manufactures aerial application equipment for helicopters, including internal and external water tanks for firefighting…

Air tankers at Coeur d’Alene in 1973

Fred Johnson sent us a notice about the newest Airailimages Video Magazine, which includes a…

Night-flying helicopter program to continue this season in Australia

NAFC is also looking toward developing a night-flying fixed wing air tanker program The post…

Australia sets their firefighting aircraft lineup for the bushfire season

Above: A second large air tanker is now operational in New South Wales. On September…

Orange County begins trial of real time mapping technology

The project is funded by the State of California The post Orange County begins trial…

Aerial ignition from a fixed wing aircraft in Australia

A 1971 film documented the process The post Aerial ignition from a fixed wing aircraft…

Senators urge Forest Service to award air tanker contract

A Call When Needed contract was advertised 476 days ago but has not been awarded…

Videos of air tanker drops on the Francis Fire north of Salt Lake City

Monday afternoon the Francis Fire was burning on the slopes above Fruit Heights between Salt…

Coulson operating on three continents

Coulson Aviation posted this image on their Facebook page September 15 that shows company-operated aircraft…

New drone attachment holds almost triple the number of aerial ignition spheres

The company that developed an aerial ignition system that can be carried by a drone…

Firefighter’s widow files suit against CAL FIRE and Global Supertanker over air tanker drop

The widow of the Draper, Utah firefighter who was killed while fighting a wildfire in…

Tankers battling the Lime Fire spotted at Medford

(Originally published at 2:32 p.m. PDT September 11, 2019) Tim Crippin shot these photos of…

P-3 drops retardant on the Swedes Fire

This photo of Air Tanker 23, a P-3 Orion, was taken on the Swedes Fire…

Mixing air tankers with racing aircraft at Reno

(Above: Tankers 131 and 107 come in and out of the reloading pits while Tanker…

Beer commercial features former smokejumper

A commercial for Modelo beer features former Redding smokejumper Jon Hernandez, now a lieutenant with…

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