Aerial Firefighting Operators Form New Association

Courtesy of 10 Tanker Air Carrier

A McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 air tanker, one of four operated by 10 Tanker Air Carrier, disperses retardant over a wildfire.

Credit: John Hall, courtesy of 10 Tanker Air Carrier
Aerial firefighting operators have formed a new association to better represent their role in combatting wildfires, which cost the U.S. government $2.5 billion annually to suppress. “It’s probably long past due that this organization start,” says John Gould, inaugural president of the United Aerial...

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