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...]

USFS Next Gen RFP summer 2014

https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/FS/024B/SN-2014-03/listing.html … [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...]