The video below shows the effects of air tanker drops in timber. The first part shows a dozer line or road on the edge of the Glass Fire in Northern California. Then you will see where red fire retardant dropped by air tankers has slowed the advance of the fire. When it can be done safely, firefighters on the ground or on dozers will need to construct a bare-earth fireline where the fire has burned into or through the retardant. Aircraft dropping water or retardant do not put out a fire, they can only slow the spread, and only if the wind is not very strong.
— CAL FIRE LNU (@CALFIRELNU) October 4, 2020
Stavatti is proud to introduce the SM-100AT Air Tanker. A clean-sheet-of-paper, new design Air Tanker, the SM-100AT will deliver 4,000 gallons of Fire Retardant with greater efficiency and lower cost than its competitors. The SM-100AT has entered accelerated development. h pic.twitter.com/h7qmJJHNFG
— viren khune (@VipIgrS63) September 21, 2020
Meet David, the captain of Queensland’s new Large Air Tanker Bomber based in Bundaberg.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) September 17, 2020
— CAL FIRE CZU (@CALFIRECZU) October 5, 2020
One last #hellerfire video of the @CALFIRECZU plane dropping retardant over the fire, UCSC apartment buildings in the foreground. The fire is 100% contained. #californiafires #californiawildfires #santacruzfire #ucsantacruz #ucsc #ucscfire pic.twitter.com/QkfjdAqA2n
— Austin T. D. Hall (@AustinTDHall) September 28, 2020
An air tanker strafes the @FS_MBRTB, 38 miles west of Laramie, Wyoming, dropping fire retardant over the Mullen Fire. Currently five support aircraft are assigned to this fire. https://t.co/IiJIlCwmJP pic.twitter.com/WsX3OIFNpu
— USDA Forest Service (@forestservice) October 2, 2020
Cal Fire’s C-130 Program took a big step forward yesterday! For the first time ever, flight training is being done with an all Cal Fire crew! The Cal Fire C-130 aircraft are being rolled out over the coming years and will be an enormous asset and powerful addition to the fleet. pic.twitter.com/NOxeVMshbL
— SoCal Air Operations (@SocalAirOps) October 3, 2020
Another C-130 is almost ready to join the Coulson fleet https://t.co/YhEnE64wUv
— Wildfire Today 🔥 (@wildfiretoday) October 2, 2020
— craig philpott (@CphilpottCraig) October 3, 2020
#NosMissions 🔥🌳 Cette année, deux hélicoptères bombardiers d’eau lourds ont complété la flotte de la Sécurité civile pour lutter contre les #FeuxdeForêt.
🚁 Engagés sur 13 feux, ils ont effectué 2️⃣5️⃣2️⃣ largages cet été. pic.twitter.com/YlCnOuiCEv
— Sécurité Civile (@SecCivileFrance) September 29, 2020
We combined firefighting aircraft traffic images captured by Aireon’s space-based ADS-B receivers over the #ElDoradoFire, east of #SanBernardinoCA last week. Check out this amazing coverage! Continue staying safe & thank you to the #FireFightingHeroes on the front lines! @FAANews pic.twitter.com/wdc4H7KNqX
— Aireon (@AireonLLC) September 22, 2020
It’s a privilege to support CAL FIRE’s aerial firefighters on the ground, as they continue to fight wildfires throughout California. #CALFIRE #Sacramento #CAwildfire #aerialfirefighting pic.twitter.com/XUfkjeedVJ
— Sacramento McClellan Airport (@FlyKMCC) September 9, 2020
— SLE Farms 🇧🇷 (@StaLuziaEsteio) September 11, 2020
Turkish UAV filmed a Russian Be-200ES aircraft extinguishing a forest fire in Adana province.
It’s not nice to keep on targeting people who help you pic.twitter.com/R83jTYCggM
— ZOKA (@200_zoka) September 9, 2020
Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to @jetcitystar.