The new reload base for Single Engine Air Tankers in Valentine, Nebraska is nearing completion. Thanks to the Nebraska legislature’s passage this year of the Wildfire Control Act, a single-engine airtanker (SEAT) and three airtanker bases are now available in the northwest part of the state. The contracted SEAT came on duty July 15 and SEAT bases will be managed by the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) at Valentine, Chadron, and Alliance.
Fred Johnson sent us this video he shot of air tankers dropping on a fire south of Winnemucca, Nevada July 3, 2013. The very well done video includes a BAe-146, a Single Engine Air Tanker, and a P2V. Thanks Fred!