Aerial Fire News

Fire Season Off to a Different Start

A conventional fire season would be where the majority of activity sprung up in the American Southwest. In a twisted start for the 2016 fire season, the vast majority of fires have been with our Canadian neighbors.

Flexible tanks making money

TURTLE-PAC’S light weight FERRY TANKS increases range to be able to take on Firefighting contracts even overseas. Used by CV580 and BAE-146. Collapsible AIRCARGO TANKS...

Getting the job done

A new fire season is already upon us. It seems like the last one just ended! Texas released most of its firefighting assets around Thanksgiving with the understanding things would probably get busy again in early spring.

Struggling With the Government

January has morphed into February and with it sees the return of the Southern Plains winter fire season. Predictive Services is forecasting a huge...

20 years ago – Air Tractor AT-802 Gaining “World-Class” Status as Fire-Fighter

OLNEY, TX – While Air Tractor, Inc. has easily earned the reputation for the finest ag aircraft in the industry during the past 21...

Living the dream

Life of a SEAT pilot Often, I am asked, "What is it like to be a SEAT pilot?" My reply usually is, “I have the...

Learning to be an aerial firefighter in Argentina

The best teacher is one who has “walked the walk and talked the talk”, an American saying meaning a teacher that has actually done, or possibly still does, the subject matter he or she is teaching. In this case, no better ag-pilot teacher than an active ag-pilot.

“There I was…Fokkers everywhere!” Why taking your training seriously matters.

“…Flat Rock Air Tac, Tanker 800 at the Initial Point.” OK, let’s see how long it takes him to get his act together and...

Oregon Department of Forestry and GelTech Solutions Finish Preparations for 2016 Wildland Fire Season

JUPITER, FL—GelTech Solutions, Inc. (otcqb:GLTC), an innovator in the use of environmentally-friendly polymers for fire suppression and protection, in conjunction with the Oregon Department...

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