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Forum, News, Articles

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 … [Continue reading]

Australian civil aviation safety authorities grounds all Dromader SEATs

Here is an article posted yesterday in Australia post the fatal aircraft crash at the recent New South Wales bushfires. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has grounded all Dromader aircraft, one of Australia's key firefighting … [Continue reading]

Interview with Rich Briggs-Lockheed Martin

DATE:  10-15-13 FROM: TONY MORRIS –“As I See It”  www.airtanker.org                                             ASSOCIATED AERIAL FIREFIGHTERS TO:  RICH BRIGGS – LOCKHEED … [Continue reading]

Con Air T160 RJ85 Fireguard water drop video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx794fx-w2I&feature=youtu.be … [Continue reading]

In Memorium (Spanish Air Force 43rd Fire-Fighting Squadon)

La trayectoria del 43 Grupo de Fuerzas Aéreas se remonta a 1971, con la llegada de las primeras unidades Canadair CL-215 a España. Desde su inauguración, y aunque a veces se confunda, esta unidad apagafuegos no pertenece ni a Protección Civil ni … [Continue reading]

Rebuilding the USFS contract LAT (Large Airtanker) fleet

By Jim Barnes:   The time to rebuild our Nation’s large airtanker fleet is now.  The evidence is in.  Large, destructive and deadly fires are on the increase because of the lack of adequate initial attack response by Federal … [Continue reading]