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    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...

    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....

    The Drop – Training to keep us safe

    When I was in high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life or career. I knew I liked teaching...

    Our ‘New Normal’ – The Drop May/June 2020

    In early March of this year, the AerialFire team headed to Sacramento for the Aerial Firefighting North America show. Little did we know that...

    Moving the Safety Needle

    As I read the latest press release from the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), I was saddened to see that if the accident...

    The Drop – Summer editorial

    Here we are into the second issue of AerialFire after breaking out as a separate publication from its sister publication, AgAir Update, due to...

    Micrometeorology

    In fire fighting flights, special consideration must be given to phenomena that occur due to the same special conditions of the igneous focus. An Operational...

    Funding for the future

    Recently, two documents emerged from the federal government that make for an interesting comparison and provide a glimpse into the future of how wildland...

    “It’s Déjà vu All Over Again”

    This year’s government shutdown, just like the one a year ago, has trickled down to wildland firefighters and may affect the upcoming 2019 wildfire...

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