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...]

Tony Morris, As I See It

    BOMBARDIER 415 U.S. FOREST SERVICE AS I SEE IT TONY MORRIS   In 1988 our family moved from Santa Monica to a house in the Fernwood neighborhood of Topanga. Wildfires have burned in Topanga for centuries. Native … [Read more...]

The Latest CFPA Newsletter….thank you Jerome.

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

New Fire Bomber DVD film by Phil Wallick

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Fire Bomber a film by Aviation Photographer Philip Wallick is a one hour DVD that traces the history of fire fighting with aircraft from the 1930 to present day. Fire Bomber combines air tanker cockpit pilot communications and narrative descriptions … [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...]