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Associated Aerial Firefighters has established an award for leadership, dedication and having a profound effect on safety in Aerial Firefighting. Named for Walt Darran, a pioneer and leader in advancing aerial firefighting, The Walt Darran Award provides a lifetime membership to Associated Aerial Firefighters.

Annual Meeting of the Associated Aerial Firefighters 2015.

 

Check in at the El Dorado Hotel on Saturday, January 10th,

Call for group room rates Saturday night and Sunday, January 11th.

Group reservations department phone # 800 648 5966.  It is imperative you reference the group block as ASSOCIATED AERIAL FIRE FIGHTERS as well as the special group code MAAFF15.   Check in time is 3:30 PM and Check out time is 12:00 PM.

The agenda is listed below. We hope you can attend.

If you have any problems, suggestions, or questions, contact Webmaster:
Dale Head daleflies@hotmail.com

 

 

Forum, News, Articles

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]

The Latest CFPA Newsletter….thank you Jerome.

CFPA news oct 2013 Mk3 … [Continue reading]

New Fire Bomber DVD film by Phil Wallick

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 … [Continue reading]