The deployment of fixed-wing or rotary aircraft on a wildland fire, to drop retardant or extinguishing agents, shuttle and deploy crews and supplies, or perform aerial reconnaissance of the overall fire situation.
an attack by armed planes on a surface target
Provides aerial support and overview of fire and aviation operations. The air attack for the Cramer fire was a passenger of a fixed wing air plane.
The planes and people that coordinate air operations over a fire.
The deployment of aircraft (helicopter or air tankers) with the purpose of dropping retardant or water on a wildfire and/or transporting crews and supplies.
Using airplanes or helicopters to help control a ground cover fire. Aircraft can also be used logistically to transport crews, supplies, and equipment.
The direct use of aircraft in the suppression of wildfires.
A fire suppression operation involving the use of aircraft to deliver fire fighting forces, suppressants, or retardants to or on a fire.