Wings, Wheels and Rotors is a loyal contributor to the AAF memorial Trust Fund

Please check out the following event and support them as they have us over  the years!   WHAT: WINGS WHEELS & ROTORS ( WWRE 2015 ) …. and Helicopter Awareness Day WHEN: SUNDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2015 9 AM TO 4 PM (0900-1600hrs) WHERE: LOS … [Read more...]

AAF Conference 2015 report- Submitted by Jim Barnes

Our meeting and hospitality room in Reno this year was a great time.  We are already planning next years meeting based on important issues that could dramatically alter the way wild land fires are fought throughout our Nation.   Ron Raley … [Read more...]

Associated Aerial Firefighters Conference 2015 (Agenda Included)

Hospitality room opens late afternoon on Saturday the 10th and stays open until the last member leaves.  The meeting will commence at 9:30 AM on Sunday the 11th.  Coffee, Pastries, Fruit Juice and Fruit will be served in the meeting … [Read more...]

It never gets any easier- Jim Barnes

His name was Craig Hunt.  Many of us called him the professor because he was also a chemistry professor at UC.   His wife sometimes called him professor nerd teasing him because of his higher than average intellect.  He actually had many titles … [Read more...]

Where Do We Get Such Men? submitted by Jim Barnes

“Where do we get such men”.  A famous quote from a famous story called “The Bridges of Toko Ri by James Michener.  After losing his favorite fighter pilot and SAR helicopter crew to enemy action, Admiral Tarrant, on the bridge of his carrier … [Read more...]

From CBS News regarding the Aerial Firefighting Fleet.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/aging-planes-being-used-to-battle-wildfires/     … [Read more...]

George Petterson recipient of the inaugural Walt Darran award

“The Associated Aerial Firefighters Board of Directors has instituted an new policy to award a life time honorary membership in the Associated Aerial Firefighters to the current 2014 Walt Darran  recipient, Mr. George Petterson, and succeeding … [Read more...]

“Wings Over Fire”Interview by Tony Morris, “Night Time Aerial Fire Fighting”

            Mike Sagely- Senior Pilot and Safety Officer, Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Air Operations   “Night Time Aerial Fire Fighting” Interview by Tony Morris, “Wings Over Fire”, … [Read more...]

Tangent Link Accommodations

Tangent Link has negotiated a specially discounted room rate at the nearby Lions Gate Hotel, Sacramento. All AFF 2014 attendees are entitled to a special room rate of $84.00 per night and a room block has been reserved from the 17th – 20thMarch. … [Read more...]

Tangent Link Conference – The Next Generation

The latest event in this successful series, AFF 2014 is again set to draw aerial firefighting experts from across the world. Experience live aerial firefighting demonstrations, learn about new techniques & technologies and discover more efficient … [Read more...]