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
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
ODF Helitack (2015)
Continuing with videos from helitack crews, here is a nice video about the Oregon Department of Forestry helitack crew highlighting their 2015 season. Nice work everyone and have a safe 2016 season.