Wings Over Fire Tony Morris – 01-25-14

      CAYLYM GUARDIAN SYSTEM Wings Over Fire Tony Morris – 01-25-14   It is encouraging to hear that the Federal Government has made available more C-130 air tankers to the U.S. Forest Service, to aid in the … [Read more...]

The timeline for the AAF Meeting in January. The meeting is Sunday Jan 12.

There has been some confusion, so let me clarify how the weekend is scheduled... Saturday, January 11, folks arrive in Reno and the AAF will have a hospitality suite for the evening. Sunday, January 12, we have our meetings as described in the … [Read more...]

AAF Agenda for Reno. Meetings are Sunday January 12!

AAF Meeting Agenda for January 12, 2014 09:00 – 0930            Introduction: Jim Barnes 09:30 – 10:00           State of the AAF: Gabby Newhart: Financials and the Memorial Fund. 10:00- 11:00             … [Read more...]

A Celebration of Life for Walt

From Dean Talley:   There will be a gathering to celebrate Walters life, Sunday, Dec. 15 starting at noon. Air Spray has generously offered their Chico hangar for the occasion. It is located at Chico Municipal Airport, CIC, just a few … [Read more...]

Airtankers in rescue operations: Submitted by Jim Barnes

In light of the recent tragic loss of our Fighters burned over on the Yarnell hill fire in Arizona there has been much speculation and conjecture on “what would have happened if airtankers had been on the scene”. As in any accident/incident … [Read more...]

Associated Aerial Firefighting Annual Conference.

AAF 2014 meeting: January 11-12, El Dorado Hotel & Casino, Reno, Nevada. Don’t miss it!  Hospitality suite Saturday evening (11th), presentations on the 12th. Make you reservations with the following code and get your rooms at a discount. … [Read more...]

The Latest CFPA Newsletter….thank you Jerome.

CFPA news oct 2013 Mk3 … [Read more...]

We will miss you Walt.

I received word that Walt Darran passed away yesterday. His flying experience is the stuff of legends. Without Walt’s support and ability to bring people together for a common goal, this website would not be in existence in its current form. To … [Read more...]

The War on Retardant

The War on Retardant. By Jimmy Barnes   Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations, (NGOs) are launching attacks against government agencies for using fire retardants, dropped from aircraft, to control wildland fires.  It is their … [Read more...]

Fire Boss: Another great tool in the Aerial Firefighting tool box….

Firefighters battle wildfires near Edmonton

INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE SARGENT FIRE BOSS VICE-PRESIDENT OF SALES – BY TONY MORRIS, WILDFIRE RESEARCH NETWORK, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS TM: When was the FIRE BOSS design first developed? JS: The Fire Boss design was developed in 2000. The … [Read more...]