Fire Aviation

An interesting view of the helibase at the Corta Fire in Nevada

Tenaya Wood sent us this interesting photo taken August 8 of the helibase at the…

New memorial being unveiled today for the crew of Air Tanker 130

The memorial in Walker, California honoring Steve Wass, Craig LaBare, and Mike Davis was showing…

MAFFS makes demo drop at Wild West Show

A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 outfitted with a Modular Airborne FireFighting System (MAFFS) retardant…

New South Wales’ new 737 makes its first drop on a fire

This is the second 737 to be fully converted into an air tanker by Coulson…

Small plane with engine failure deploys parachute, lands in Quebec forest

The pilot was rescued The post Small plane with engine failure deploys parachute, lands in…

Forest Service has been dithering about a new air tanker contract for 433 days

Our take: The planning for utilization and contracting of air tankers has been broken since…

Multiple aircraft seen over the Goose Fire in Northeast Nevada

The fire may burn from Nevada into Idaho The post Multiple aircraft seen over the…

C-130 air tanker spotted at Ramona, California

The runway is too short for most large air tankers The post C-130 air tanker…

One fatality in air tanker crash in France

Friday afternoon at about 5:20 local time, August 2, an air tanker pilot, the only…

L.A. County to purchase two new Firehawk helicopters

The Los Angeles County Fire Department announced that they are going to purchase two additional…

Former Gov. Schwarzenegger and current Gov. Newsom discuss new firefighting equipment

They toured CAL FIRE facilities at Sacramento McClellan Airport The post Former Gov. Schwarzenegger and…

An additional firefighting helicopter to be available in San Diego County

The helicopters that are fully certificated and available in San Diego County for firefighting has…

Photos of air tankers at Medford supporting the Milepost 97 Fire

Tim Crippin got these excellent shots of air tankers that were at Medford, Oregon July…

Numerous scoopers seen in action in France

I lost count of how many scooping air tankers can be seen in this video…

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…

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