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The Drop – Collaboration is Key

Having just returned from the aerial firefighting show in Europe held in Greece, the most important thing that I came away from after this...

Craymer’s Counsel – FOD

As I began thinking about this topic, it dawned on me that several of us may not know what the acronym means.  FOD can...

The Drop – Fatigue

As someone who travels a great deal for AerialFire, you accept fatigue as part of your daily grind. Last month, I traveled to and from...

What is in a Warranty?

Many things in life come with a warranty, but if you don’t read the warranty terms and conditions or understand them, one can be...

The Price of Readiness: Simple Ways to Support the Aerial Wildfire Industry

By UAFA Staff The year 2023 is marked by another severe wildfire season, with Canada losing over 30 million acres of land to the flames...

The Drop – Banning Retardant Will Cost Lives

Many of our readers have likely read from recent news coverage that federal agencies charged with providing aerial firefighting resources are now having to...

Craymer’s Counsel – It’s ITT

ITT is Internal Turbine Temperature. This is the system that provides the indication to the pilot of the operating temperature of the engine. So,...

No Surprises Required

I recall a sales pitch for car polish that said, “Use this product and the only surprises you’ll get are pleasant ones.”  Which sounds...

Aerial Firefighting: A Vital and Indispensable Component of Fighting Wildfire

If you are in the aerial firefighting industry, you might have heard of a new trade association launched in 2022: the United Aerial Firefighters...

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