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Firefighting aircraft

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests

Firefighting aircraft

hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, to review progress made on the development of interim and long term plans for use of fire retardant aircraft in federal wildfire suppression operations, February 15, 2006

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aeronautics in forest fire control -- United States,
  • Airtankers (Forest fire control) -- United States,
  • Forest fires -- United States -- Prevention and control

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesS. hrg -- 109-368
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 36 p. ;
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14553299M
    ISBN 100160762278
    OCLC/WorldCa69946190

    Quiz: Aircraft rescue and firefighting basic skills You've probably not spent much time thinking about responding to an aircraft fire; here's a quick quiz to make sure you're prepared in case of. Welcome to CAL FIRE.

      Other Firefighting Aircraft. Of course, airtankers are just one type of firefighting aircraft. Some crews also use helicopters to drop large buckets of water or fire-retardant liquid on wildfires. These helitankers typically feature a bucket that can be refilled by lowering the helicopter over a body of water, such as a lake. First, let’s review the types of fixed-wing aerial firefighting aircraft and the associated designations and acronyms. SEATs (Single Engine Air Tankers) are short-range, small, one-person aircraft with less than approximately 1, gallons of usable retardant capacity. The most well-known example here is an ATF Air Tractor and the “Fire.

    The terms "fire bomber" and "water bomber" are both used to refer to fire-fighting aircraft, but within the industry "air tanker" is the normal usage, though it's a bit ambiguous since air-to-air refuelling aircraft are also tankers. The fire bomber in these two photos is a military C Hercules with a removable water or fire retardant tank. most current publications, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting-Fourth Edition (ISBN ) published by Fire Protection Publications, is a comprehensive text used by many progressive departments worldwide as an essential training reference for ARFF.


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NWCG typing standards enable accurate ordering and acquisition of needed resources in support of nationally. However, they say firefighting aircraft are no match for the types of wind-driven fire storms that have killed more than people and taken homes since October   I am going to give an opinion based on what little I have read about aerial fire fighting operations in the western U.S.

This opinion is confined to fixed wing aircraft. The best larger aircraft would be one that exists or could be modified for fi.