Aerial Firefighting

Aerial Firefighting

TANKER 00

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(Aero Union) Lockheed P-3 Orion 3000 gallons, based in California.

TANKER 02

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(N474NA) British Aerospace BAE 146-200A (E2084).

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TANKER 06

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(N9855F) 1953 Lockheed P2V-5F Neptune (131445).

TANKER 07

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(N807NA) 1954 Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune (131424).

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Rick Luebke Photo ©

TANKER 10

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(N4235N) Neptune

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TANKER 12

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(N96264) Lockheed P2V-5F Neptune (128346).

TANKER 12

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British Aerospace BAE 146-200.

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Rick Luebke Photo ©

TANKER 17

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(Aero Union) 1963 Lockheed P-3A Orion (150510) 3000 gallons.

TANKER 21

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(Aero Union) Lockheed P-3 Orion 3000 gallons.

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TANKER 25

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(Aero Union) Lockheed P-3 Orion 3000 gallons, based in California.

TANKER 40

Photo courtesy Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (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. 

Photo courtesy Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

Photo courtesy Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

TANKER 41

John Baker Photo ©

(N471NA) British Aerospace BAE 146-200 (E2136).

TANKER 42

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(C-GYXC) Conair CV-580 (507).

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TANKER 44

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(N1386C) 1954 Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune.

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Shown here in 2010 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport after experiencing a hydraulic failure upon landing, with no brakes the aircraft went off the runway. 

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Rick Luebke Photo ©

TANKER 45

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(C-FEKF) Conair CV-580 (80).

TANKER 45

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(N445NA) Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (726-7102).

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TANKER 48

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(N4692A) Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (7247), based  Fresno Yosemite International Airport, California, and operated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forestry Service.

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Rick Luebke Photo ©

TANKER 131

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(N130FF) 1980 Lockheed EC-130Q Hercules (161495) 3500 gallons.

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Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

TANKER 163

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

TANKER 475

John Baker Photo ©

(C-GSKQ) Saskatchewan Convair CV-580 (217).

MAFFS 2

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MAFFS 2 (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) C-130 3000 gallon tank (Peterson Air Force Base).

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John Baker Photo ©

John Baker Photo ©

MAFFS 3

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MAFFS 3 (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) C-130 3000 gallon tank (Wyoming Air National Guard).

MAFFS 5

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MAFFS 5 (Modular Airborne FireFighting System) C-130 3000 gallon tank, based at Colorado Springs.

SEAT 182

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(N91092) 1993 Air Tractor AT-802A Single Engine (802A-0005).

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SEAT 830

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(N802SG) 2002 Air Tractor AT-802A Single Engine (802A-0135), shown here at the Jeffco Airtanker base.

SEAT 831

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(N166LA) 2004 Air Tractor AT-802A Single Engine (802A-0166). (Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control)

Photo courtesy Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (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.

SEAT 864

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(N806NZ) 2018 AT802A (802A-0735). (Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control)

SEAT 871

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(N802GB) 2007 Air Tractor AT-802A Single Engine (802A-0257).

SEAT 878

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(N4274S) 2007 Air Tractor AT-802A Single Engine (802A-0277).

HELITACK CDF38

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1990 Boeing / Columbia CH-47D Chinook (89-0138) fire attack system (FAS) 2800 gallon tank / 140 gallon retardant reservoir / 12 foot, 10 inch hover pump, which can refill in less than 60 seconds. Based at the Columbia Helitack Base located in the CDF Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, Columbia, CA.

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HELI-TANKER 719

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(N719HT) 1969 Sikorsky CH-54B (69-18469) (Helicopter Transport Services).

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Rick Luebke Photo ©

HELI-TANKER 733

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(N173AC) 1967 Sikorsky S-64E (64-015) Erickson Air-Crane.

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Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

SIKORSKY 905

Charles Broshous Photo ©

(N905CH) 1973 Sikorsky S-61N (61-711), currently CHI Aviation, shown here with the older paint and originally owned by Construction Helicopters Inc.

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28HJ

Photo courtesy Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

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

UH 901

Photo courtesy Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

(N60901) 1970 UH-1H (70-16232). (Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control).

RAMPART UH 911

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(N911UH) 1969 1 Bell UH-1H/703 “Super Huey” SW205 (9431), based in Castle Rock.

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Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

Rick Luebke Photo ©

HELICOPTER EXPRESS

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(N28HX) 1969 Bell 205A “Huey” (30034), based in Georgia.

HELI-QWEST

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(N669AC) 2000 Eurocopter France AS-350 B3 (3329)/ HeliQwest.

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GUARDIAN 327

Photo courtesy Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

(MMA) Multi Mission Aircraft (N327SF) 2003 Pilatus PC-12 (511). Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (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 takeoff and be over a wildland fire almost anywhere in Colorado in less than an hour.

Photo courtesy Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

GUARDIAN 328

Photo courtesy Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

(MMA) Multi Mission Aircraft (N328SF) 2003 Pilatus PC-12 (511). (Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control)