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...]

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...]

What happens in Reno?

For a good time come to Reno for the AAF annual meeting. And while you’re there- You can learn why 52 pilots and 80 mechanics working for Cal Fire are smiling. You can have free cocktails. Be with people willing to listen to you and tell … [Read more...]

Monday Morning

It’s been a busy summer. I’m flying an OV-10 Air Attack and staying marginally proficient with occasional flights in the S-2T. It’s been thirty-four years since I flew Air Attack and it has changed a bit. I went to work in April but it was July … [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...]