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Safety for Aerial Firefighters

Smoke from a wildland fire seems to draw general aviation aircraft much the same as the flame from a candle will draw a moth. It is just human nature to go take a closer look.

Home Away From Home

When air tanker crews go on duty each year they are often on the road three to maybe even six months at a time.


The B747-400 SuperTanker is the true “Next Gen” air tanker. It joins the world's fleet of aerial firefighting tankers not only as the youngest VLAT (VERY LARGE AIR TANKER) but with almost twice the capacity of the next largest aerial tanker.

Wipaire expands team members

Brad Kutz Joins Wipaire, Inc. as Vice President of Engineering South Saint Paul, Minnesota – Wipaire, Inc.® welcomes Brad Kutz as Vice President of...

Midstream Fire Season

After a decade and a half of aerial firefighting, I have seen many changes in both policy and tactics. When I first started flying...


By Igor Bozinovski Europe will remember the summer of 2018 by the continent-wide heatwave that brought drought and wildfires to places where no...

Active season; reduced contracts

Most areas of the country have experienced a spring that has been much colder and wetter than normal. April snow was common with many...

Bambi Bucket bolsters aerial firefighting in Brazil

Delta, Canada - SEI Industries Ltd. is proud to announce the delivery of the very first Bambi Torrentula® Bucket to the Brazilian Navy.

Seasons are Changing

On October 1st the National Interagency Fire Council (NIFC) reduced the National Situation Report from daily to weekly. On that same day the National Preparedness...

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