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The fire eventually burned 120,000 acres south of Provo, Utah

The post Video shot from above a DC-10 dropping on the Pole Creek Fire appeared first on Fire Aviation.

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July 13, 2019

The post Firefighting helicopters at John Day, Oregon appeared first on Fire Aviation.

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The video below was tweeted by BLM Idaho July 13, 2019 but they did not say when or where it occurred. It may have been at the Ridgeline Fire 5 miles northeast of Albion, Idaho the same day. #BLMTFDFire evening fire update visit:https://t.co/WLpfk6gqkH pic.twitter.com/lvVx4rk6IC — Bureau of Land Management Idaho Fire (@BLMIdahoFire) July 14, 2019 …

The post Impressive video of DC-10 drop appeared first on Fire Aviation.

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It is interesting that a drone the U.S. Navy is buying by the dozens is named “Fire Scout”. It is probably only a matter of time before large drones like this one and the K-MAX which has already been demonstrated for fire managers are seen routinely over wildfires hauling supplies, equipment, and providing intelligence. The Fire …

The post U.S. Navy acquires MQ-8C Fire Scout drones based on the Bell 407 appeared first on Fire Aviation.

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The aircraft still needs a retardant delivery system

The post CAL FIRE paints one of their HC-130H air tankers appeared first on Fire Aviation.

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A P3 Air Tanker, Tanker 23, made a demonstration water drop at Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland, Colorado June 28, 2019. Colorado’s Pilatus PC-12 MultiMission aircraft filmed it from 20,000 feet. The aircraft has a Call When Needed contract with the state of Colorado for fighting wildfires. More information about the demonstration, including a …

The post P3 Air Tanker Water Drop Filmed from 20000 feet appeared first on Fire Aviation.

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This month the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is beginning a trial of a night-flying firefighting helicopter that can refill its internal water tank while hovering. Thanks to a $4 million grant from Southern California Edison the OCFA has awarded a 150-day contract to Coulson Aviation for two helicopters. The one that will be most …

The post Orange County begins trial of night-flying, hover-filling helicopter appeared first on Fire Aviation.

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Fire Aviation by Bill Gabbert - 1w ago

The Horse Butte Fire has burned 9,400 acres approximately 18 miles northwest of Aberdeen, Idaho. The lightning-caused fire has been moving actively through brush and tall grass. Firefighters are expecting to have it contained by the end of the day on Monday. The photo below shows a DC-10 Very Large Air Tanker, Tanker 912, dropping …

The post A long drop by a DC-10 appeared first on Fire Aviation.

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The pilot was not injured

The post SEAT crashes in lake in Portugal appeared first on Fire Aviation.

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 The BLM in Alaska defines paracargo: Paracargo is the rigging, loading, and safe aerial delivery of a wide variety of supplies and equipment in support of wildland fire operations. Most any supply or piece of fire equipment can and has been delivered by paracargo. Packages range from 10 to 1500 lbs in size and …

The post Paracargo delivery on the Mendocino National Forest appeared first on Fire Aviation.

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