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    The Radial S-2 Rides Again in Kansas

    Having worked in the agricultural aviation industry for over 20 years, Bill Garrison's entry into the aerial firefighting world was somewhat non-traditional. Garrison started...

    Spotlight on South America – Aerial Firefighting in the Pantanal Wetlands

    In 2021, Brazil has struggled through the most severe drought in nearly a century. The volume of rain was the lowest since 1930. Farmers...

    Executive Minute – Mattias Magnasco, Jetex Flight Support

    Jetex Flight Support provides critical ground support and fuel supply to aerial firefighting operations in extreme environments. We spoke to Matias Magnasco about the vital work Jetex does supporting such operations in disaster-affected countries. Tell us a bit about Jetex and...

    Hot Section Inspections

    Maintenance time is just ahead for many operators. Shops are starting to fill out schedules for off-season work.  One of the maintenance items that...

    OroraTech Develops the First Global Wildfire Intelligence Service Using Satellites

    The 2021 wildfire season on the West Coast of the United States was another season that pushed first responders and fire resources to their...

    Sacramento Metro Fire – Serving the California Capitol

    In 2002 the Sacramento County Government identified a need for aerial firefighting support entrusting that support to Sacramento Metro Fire District. After a feasibility...

    What is HUMS?

    What are the current options? What are the benefits and costs? Firefighting operators, busy with one of the most active seasons on record this year,...

    Remembering a Pioneer – Marc “Thor” Olson

    In his youth, years before his middle name would become his callsign, Marc Thor Olson knew he wanted to fly. It comes as no...

    The Drop – A Lot to be Grateful For

    As 2021 draws to a close, I have been reflecting a great deal on what a whirlwind 2021 has been, both personally and professionally....

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