As we see priceless works of art at the Getty Center in LA endangered by a fire just across the freeway and thousands of people displaced by wildfires, the need for increased aerial firefighting support is quite clear. The technology is available. The CL-415 built by...
As summer approaches in North America it means the inevitable coming of wildfires. Some numbers provide a useful guide to what these fires mean. The US National Interagency Fire Center wildfire firefighting statistics and costs for 2016 (2015 for comparison) show:-...
Wayne Coulson is CEO of Coulson Air Tankers. Last week we wrote about how the company is retiring the last two Martin Mars – seventy years after they were made. How many aircraft have worked that long? Mr Coulson reflects on their experience with this amazing...
Coulson Group, owners of the world’s only Martin Mars, are retiring the aircraft. Only five of these giants were built by Glenn L. Martin Company in Baltimore. Coulson’s website has this history of the aircraft: “The Hawaii and Philippine Mars are...
It seems that the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is following the path set by the Douglas DC-9. That is to say, it is an airplane that keeps on going. The latest version of this airplane is finding a new life as a water bomber. The process started earlier this year. Wild...
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