Air tanker


Tue January 28, 2014

Farm Bill Provision Includes New Firefighting Air Tankers

A Next Generation DC-10 operated by 10 Tanker Air Carrier


Fri December 20, 2013

Lack of Support Prevents Colorado Owned Air Tanker Fleet From Taking Flight

A U.S. Forest Service Air Tanker
Rennett Stowe/Creative Commons


Fri September 6, 2013

After Active Fire Season, MAFFS Mission Ends

Robert Couse-Baker Creative-Commons Flickr

After being activated in June for the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, and other western wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service is releasing the U.S. military C-130 MAFFS fleet from service.

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Thu August 29, 2013

Military C-130 MAFFS Remain Over Western Wildfires

A MAFFS equipped C-130 over the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012
Tech. Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher The National Guard

Air Force C-130’s equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System will continue to fight western wildfires. To date, they have dropped over 1.2 million gallons of fire retardant according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Tue August 27, 2013

STUNNING VIDEO: Pilots' View Of California's Rim Fire

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 12:05 pm

A view of California's Rim Fire from the cockpit of a California Air National Guard tanker plane.

The view from space is amazing.

But perhaps even more impressive is the view from the cockpits of California Air National Guard as crews battle the huge Rim Fire burning near Yosemite National Park.

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