Sen. Mark Udall seeks to speed acquisition of airtankers

In a Denver Post article dated 29 January 2013, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Eldorado Springs, says delays in upgrading the U.S. Forest Service fleet of firefighting aircraft are unacceptable. In a letter released Monday, Udall tells Agriculture Secretary … [Read more...]

AAFAirtankerVideos YouTube Channel

Check out: http://www.youtube.com/user/AAFAirtankerVideos?feature=watch You are encouraged to upload your airtanker videos with a brief description. Please do not upload videos which are copyrighted, or which contain copyrighted audio … [Read more...]

Tangent-Link AFF conference, Aix-en-Provence, France, April 10-11

Tangent-Link will be holding it's 10th Aerial Firefighting Conference & Exhibition, the world’s leading event focusing on this subject and more importantly how it integrates both aerial and land assets in tackling wildland fires. Details … [Read more...]

AAF/Reno 2013; Broadening Our Horizons.

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A great success: over 65 attendees, 14 NEW members recruited. Three Sponsor displays, press (Reno Gazette-Journal) and TV (CH 2) coverage. Thought-provoking presentations followed by challenging Q&A periods. As per  tradition, … [Read more...]

AAF in Reno; Reno Gazette-Journal

Tanker firefighters tell 'war stories' in Reno Jan 14, 2013 Emerson Marcus The Associated Aerial Firefighters annual meeting began this weekend at the Eldorado in Reno and continues today with discussions on new technology and preparedness … [Read more...]

AAF Reno TV Coverage

KTVN News in Reno reported on our AAF meeting. If the video doesn't load for you, click the link below to watch the video on the KTVN website, then come back here and tell us what you think in the comments section below. … [Read more...]

AAF Webmaster stays current in Afghanistan, waiting for airtanker seat.

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  If you’re wondering who is responsible for the new airtanker.org, it’s our one & only webmaster,  Dale Head. Brought to you from Kandahar, Afghanistan. Dale is on his second deployment to Afghanistan. He should be home … [Read more...]

C27J release by USAF on hold

  DefenseAlert Intra-Theater Airlift Working Group To Decide Basing For 32 Cargo Planes Posted on InsideDefense.com: January 3, 2013 The Air Force has established an Intra-Theater Airlift working group to decide how to divvy up the 32 cargo … [Read more...]