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Forum, News, Articles

The timeline for the AAF Meeting in January. The meeting is Sunday Jan 12.

There has been some confusion, so let me clarify how the weekend is scheduled... Saturday, January 11, folks arrive in Reno and the AAF will have a hospitality suite for the evening. Sunday, January 12, we have our meetings as described in the … [Continue reading]

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             … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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. … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]