Bridger Aerospace is ramping up for the next fire season and looking to grow their fleet of water tankers, hangars and workforce in the Gallatin Valley.

Bridger Aerospace started in Belgrade in 2014 by a former Navy SEAL and Purple Heart recipient Timothy Sheehy and ever since has been growing into one of the only full spectrum aerial fire service provider in the nation.

Bridger Aerospace’s Chief Operating Officer Darren Wilkins said the company has doubled in size with employees and aircraft as well.

“People drive by the hangar and they stop by taking pictures and they want to know more about you know ‘what are you doing out here, what is this aircraft, this big red and yellow aircraft?” Wilkins explained.

Wilkins is referring to the CL-415EAF Superscooper and they look to house four of them in their hangars by this fire season.

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