Aerial Firefighting … Then and Now

Published on July 19, 2015 by in Misc.


We’ve been wanting to explore aerial firefighting for a long while. After all, it’s one of the most oddball flying jobs out there! Marty gets the ball rolling with this overview of some of the opportunities, and what it takes to get in the door.

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Q&A Session 003

Published on April 29, 2013 by in Q&A

The Era Crew

You had questions, Aidan and the crew at the Era pilot house in Nome have answers. Pull up a chair and enjoy this wide-ranging discussion covering aerobatic training, wildlife survey flying, aerial firefighting, working abroad, and lots more!

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Published on December 13, 2012 by in Essays

Noatak Grand Canyon Fire

Fire season always brings lucrative work to air services in Alaska. When Ross Nixon headed to McGrath for his first season flying fire contracts, he had no idea how much he’d like the job … or what music had to do with it.

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