Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Aircraft

Multi-Mission Aircraft Base – Centennial Airport

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MMA Base is located at 8082 S. Interport Blvd.

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(MMA) Multi-Mission Aircraft (N327SF) 2003 Pilatus PC-12 (511).

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DFPC operates 2 airplanes that are outfitted with state-of-the-art infrared (IR) and color sensors (EO) operated by sensor operators from the Division of Fire Prevention and Control Wildland Fire Management Staff. The PC-12 is a high-performance turbo-prop aircraft that can cruise and work safely at altitudes above 20,000 feet. Based out of Centennial Airport, the PC-12 can take off and be over a wildland fire almost anywhere in Colorado in less than an hour.

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(MMA) Multi-Mission Aircraft (N328SF) 2003 Pilatus PC-12 (511).

Tanker Bases

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Tanker Bases are located in Grand Junction, Rifle, JeffCo, and Fort Collins

TANKER 831

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DFPC has awarded a new contract for two high-performance Air Tractor, Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) aircraft for a term of five years. The SEATs are owned and operated by Co-Fire Aviation based out of Fort Morgan Colorado and are contracted with the state for 150 days each, per year. There will be one located in Fort Collins and one in Rifle as primary home base locations but the aircraft can be moved anywhere in the state for pre-positioning or for initial attack on any fire where they are needed.

TANKER 864

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(N806NZ) 2018 AT802A Air Tractor (802A-0735).

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DFPC currently operates 2 AT-802F models and 1 Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67F engine with an added performance component that affords them to carry 800 gallons of retardant, water or suppressants with full performance capability up to 8,000 feet mean sea level and 33 degrees Celsius. 

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Montrose Helitack Base – Montrose Regional Airport

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DFPC’s Montrose Helitack is located at the Montrose Regional Airport, 1671 64.50 Road.

Helicopter 28HJ

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(N28HJ) 1968 Bell 205A-1 (30006). DFPC currently operates 2 Type II standard category aircraft, both staffed by DFPC helitack crews located in Cañon City and Montrose, Colorado.

Cañon City Helitack Base – Fremont County Airport

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DFPC’s Cañon City Helitack is located at the Fremont County Airport, 60298 Highway 50.

Helicopter 901

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(N60901) 1970 UH-1H (70-16232).