Since 2008 I have blogged about aerial wildland firefighting. I am not a firefighter nor am I a pilot, just an interested bystander. Join me here as I write about the aircraft and the pilots, working with the aid of support operations, who fight wildland fires from the sky in support of fire crews on the ground. I also blog on concerns affecting fire crews on the ground as well as other aviation and meteorology issues. Learn what it takes to do jobs that are staffed by the best of the best.
Neptune Aviation P2V Neptune drops phos-chek on the 2007 WSA Complex Fire
Source: U.S. Forest Service, Mike Hodges
Monday, September 22, 2014
Aerial Applications in Central NJ - Preview of things to come
Last week I had the pleasure of going to a nearby airport, Alexandria Field, to watch my friends from Downstown Aero Crop Service with one of their Air Tractor 602's as the loaded the Air Tractor with seed that they were dispersing over select farms in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren Counties in New Jersey. I'll be writing more about this operation in my next article on September 24. But I thought I'd provide a preview of things to come by sharing a few photographs with you.
Air Tractor 602 piloted by Edward Carter, Jr just before landing