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The Catastrophic Bushfire Season is an Opportunity For Leadership — If Only Someone Would Seize It

It has been a week of catastrophe in Australia. For so many people, and so many communities, there have been days and nights of sleeplessness,...

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...

Landing a seat

Single-engine air tanker (SEAT) pilots are carded, or licensed, by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Aviation Management Directorate (AMD). The department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) provides training for SEAT pilots.

Here we go again

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.

Mentoring the environment

Before the turn of the century, the greatest part of the Southwest United States was made up of vast grasslands covering the rolling plains...

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