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The Drop – Government Inaction is Costing Us

The recent fires highlighted a terrible reality that resonates throughout the aerial firefighting industry. As much as we in this industry preach that early...

Help Us, Help You: A Call for Collaboration in Aerial Firefighting

Commitment and Responsibility As aerial firefighting operators, we understand the immense weight of responsibility we carry. Every flight tests our mettle, pushing us to the...

The Drop – LAT Capability in Australia

Recently, the debate for a national firefighting fleet in Australia has again hit the national media spotlight. As their federal government invests twelve billion...

Hey FAA, Don’t Hide Restricted Category Aircraft Changes in Regulations for Light Sport Aircraft

The FAA's proposed rule changes outlined in Docket FAA-2023-1377, titled "Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification," offer promising advancements for streamlining processes for light-sport aircraft (LSA)....

UAFA Visits the Hill

On September 18 and 19, 2023, over twenty members of the United Aerial Firefighters Association (UAFA) visited Capitol Hill to meet with over thirty...

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...

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