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Aerial Fire Fighting’s tool box

America’s aerial firefighting fleet is a large and diversified one. Often referred to as a tool box with each tool having a specific use.

One of a kind plane and pilot

Ever since its introduction by Wipaire in 2003, the Fire Boss has been a big hit in the aerial firefighting industry. Basically an Air Tractor AT-802F fitted with a highly modified set of amphibious floats based on Wipaire’s Twin Otter floats, the Fire Boss fills a niche in the specialized form of aerial firefighting known as scooping. Scooping is when an aircraft skims across a body of water to fill its tank with a load of water.