Coulson operating on three continents

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The location of Coulson operated aircraft, September 15, 2019. Coulson image.

Coulson Aviation posted this image on their Facebook page September 15 that shows company-operated aircraft in North America, South America, and Australia at the same time. Three continents is probably a record, at least for North American based firefighting aircraft companies.

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7 thoughts on “Coulson operating on three continents”

  1. Far from the record… Columbia, Evergreen, Erickson to name a few come to mind…. not just aircraft flying, but fire specific contracts of the past…

    1. You may not fall into this category, Darrell, but some people are very open about their dislike for any non U.S. based aerial firefighting company that operates in the United States. Coulson’s headquarters is located 55 miles north of the U.S. border. The fact is, we will cover them along with U.S. based companies. And the more news a company makes, the more often they will show up on our pages.

      Most aerial firefighting companies are very happy and successful operating one or two models of aircraft, so when they continue with that paradigm, there is little for us to write about.

      On the other hand, when a company adds different models to their fleet, including C-130s that had not been seen over fires for more than 10 years, we will cover it. When they convert two B-737s into air tankers that can also transport up to 70 passengers and sell one to New South Wales, we will write about that as well. If they are the first to hover-dip at night with a helicopter, we will cover that. Or fly two helicopters over 5,000 miles to a South American country. Or retire two Martin Mars air tankers. Or add UH-60s and CH-47s to their fleet of helicopters that already includes S-61s and an S-76.

      Or operate simultaneously on three continents.

  2. It doesn’t matter where or how far their HQ is away from the US. What matters is they are a Canadian company that shouldn’t have the same privileges as a US based company. Period. The majority of the cash goes to Canada. I would hope the folks under Trump would correct this and only award CWN contracts to Canadian companies. Canada does a good job of protecting their own and so should we. No ill will to these folks. That is the sentiment from most US operators. VLAT, LAT, and SEAT. Not to mention helicopter outfits.

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