Forest Service C-130 program

Forest Service C-130 program cancellation; Sad to see, BUT very predictable. There are a few people in the USFS that can could step up to plan, organize, direct and implement this huge program. Jim Nester is one. However, most USFS people and the … [Read more...]

Associated Aerial Firefighters, Reno 2017

In spite of the blazes ravaging Southern California the 2017 Associated Aerial Firefighters Meeting was well attended by industry companies and government agencies who gave insights and updates on their slice of aerial firefighting. It was a … [Read more...]

AAF Meeting Agenda

AAF Meeting Agenda for 2017, 2017 AAF Meeting Agenda Reno, Nevada, December 13, 2017 1.  9:00 AM.      Welcome - Jim Barnes.                                         5 minutes 2.  9:05 AM.      Program and Presentations … [Read more...]

The Way Forward

The Way Forward; Offered by Jim Barnes In the early 90’s the State of California commissioned an independent study conducted by the Spalding Group. Their approach was to go directly to Ground Firefighters and ask them what they needed from the … [Read more...]

AAF Reno 2017

SAVE THE DATE! ASSOCIATED AERIAL FIRIFIGHTERS ANNUAL MEETING DECEMBER 13, 2017, RENO, NV We are assembling our speakers for this year and our keynote speaker is Colonel Rick “CJ” Sturckow, USMC (Ret.). “CJ” is a Marine Aviator and a … [Read more...]

California Fire Pilots News Letter-August 2017

News and Articles from Cal Fire California Fire Pilots News Letter August 2017 … [Read more...]

Associated Aerial Firefighters Annual Meeting

Associated Aerial Firefighters Annual Meeting Eldorado Resort Casino, Reno, Nevada December 13, 2017   For reservations call Eldorado Room Reservations, 800-687-8733 Ask for, Associated Aerial Firefighters-rate code IEAA17 Basic rate for a … [Read more...]

CFPA Newsletter July 2017

For your reading pleasure here is the July 2017 CFPA Newsletter.  Please click the link below to download the PDF file to read! CFPA Newsletter July 2017 PDF … [Read more...]

USFS C-130 program

We are posting this letter and emailing copies to the house and senate committee members responsible for oversight of the Department of Agriculture USFS C-130 airtanker program. Dear Sirs, We are representatives of the Associated Aerial … [Read more...]

Reno 2016

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RENO 2016 We’d like to thank all the presenters and participants who attended the annual AAF Reno meeting. Unlike Las Vegas we like to share what happens in Reno. Our objective is to provide a venue for an exchange of ideas and information … [Read more...]