Latest Aerial Firefighting News

Fighting Wildfires From The Air

With the extreme fire danger in Northern California looming and PG&E preparing to shutdown power to as many as 800,000 customers, CalFire moved to deploy its assets to respond quickly if a fire broke out. ... Read More...

Northwest U.S. Air Tractor Dealer Retires

OLNEY, Texas — Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch announced today the retirement, as an Air Tractor dealer, of Chip Kemper, owner of Queen Bee Air Specialties in Rigby, Idaho. With Kemper’s retirement, Queen Bee... Read More...

Helicopters

Cal Fire’s Fearless Flying Firefighters

The thought of flight and the consuming power of fire has fascinated mankind for centuries. Who hasn’t looked up wondering what it would be like to soar among the clouds? Who hasn’t sat mesmerized, staring int... Read More...

Single Engine Air Tankers

Very Large Air Tanker