While aerial firefighting crews waited for the seemingly endless winter to finish dumping snow in the midwest, the crews at Dauntless Aviation gave an impressive overview of the company’s operations to wide eyed first graders while the company’s planes were in Appleton organizing a visit from students who attended Appleton-Milan Elementary school.
Students were able to take a first hand look at Dauntless’s operations and see the company’s hangar, aircraft, and the support operations that accompany an aerial firefighting operation into the field like their trucks, water/retardant and equipment trailers.
Dauntless Air is the leading U.S. operator of AT-802F Fire Boss aircraft, the amphibious scooper air tanker purpose-built for cost-effective aerial firefighting. The company owns and operates 13 Fire Boss and one wheeled AT-802F aircraft, which feature the latest in firefighting technology, including including thermal imaging units to accurately target hot spots, onboard gel blending systems to improve drop effectiveness and a lighter fire gate their aircraft to carry more water to each wildfire and match our drop pattern to the fire type.]]>