Photos of aircraft at Aerial Firefighting conference

CAL FIRE OV-10
CAL FIRE OV-10

We took these photos last week, March 20, at the Aerial Firefighting conference in Sacramento. There were about 90 minutes set aside for displays of firefighting aircraft at McClellan Air Force base, as well as live demonstrations of water and water pellet drops from a helicopter, and the use of the AirTEP Airborne Tactical Extraction Platform marketed by Aerial Machine Tool. We have photos of Coulson’s C-130Q in another article.

CAL FIRE T-83, an S2T
CAL FIRE T-83, an S2T
Croman S-61 dropping water
Croman S-61 dropping water
Croman S-61 with modified tank for water pellets
Croman S-61 with modified tank for water pellets

Phos-Chek retardant plant
Mobile Phos-Chek retardant plant
Single Engine Air Tanker
Single Engine Air Tanker
A P3, Tanker 17
A P3, Tanker 17
P3 flight deck
P3 flight deck
AirTEP Airborne Tactical Extraction Platform
AirTEP Airborne Tactical Extraction Platform
AirTEP Airborne Tactical Extraction Platform
AirTEP Airborne Tactical Extraction Platform

The video of the extraction platform below has been converted to slow motion.