Coulson Aviation Conducts Annual Training at Palm Springs

Coulson Aviation continues annual training this week out of Palm Springs International Airport, operating from the Palm Springs Air Museum, where several of their assets are conducting company training, including the company’s newest asset, tanker 137, a Boeing 737, in a new paint scheme.

“We will have our C-130 Hercules and Boeing 737 air tanker fleet training from May 9th to May 14th flying up to 50 training flights,” said Wayne Coulson, CEO of Coulson Aviation. “We are extremely pleased to have the support of the Palm Springs Air Museum and the Palm Springs Airport.”

“The Air Museum will be supporting Coulson with the Museum’s infrastructure and will have one of Coulson’s C-130 Hercules on display from May 9th to May 14th,” said Fred Bell, Vice Chairman of the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Coulson Aviation (USA) Inc. is the only aerial firefighting company operating both fixed-wing aircraft and Type 1 helicopters and is fully equipped to carry out aerial firefighting across the globe. With their proprietary technology, multiple aircraft types, and highly experienced attack crews Coulson can fight fires on multiple continents simultaneously.

Photo by Marty Wolin

50 flight crew and 20 maintenance crew are expected to work at different times throughout the training period. The Coulson fleet will operate throughout the lower 48 states during the Fire Season for the United States Forest Service and are 4000 USG Large Air tankers which are the largest in the fleet.

The Coulson fleet will be on contract in the United States until November when the majority of the fleet will head to Australia for their fire season and the remaining Air tankers will go to South America between Chile and Argentina.

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