Forest Practices

Aircraft Fleet


Air Attack/Detection

PC-7s are used to coordinate air tankers and spot new fires

DHC-2 deHavilland Beaver (FEPP-military surplus) used to detect/monitor fires

PC-7 Aircraft
Pilatus PC-7, Air Attack - Lead Plane

Air Tankers

DC-6 "retardant aircraft" capable of delivering 3,000 gallons of fire retardant

DC-6 Airtanker
DC-6 Airtanker

Helicopters

4 medium helicopters (Bell 205 / 212) located in Palmer, McGrath, Fairbanks, and Delta

2 AS-350B2 light helicopters located in Soldotna and Tok/Glennallen

Bell 212 Helitack
Bell 212
Bell 205
Bell 205

Fixed-Wing Support

DHC-2 deHavilland Beaver Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) aircraft owned by the U.S. Forest Service, but operated and maintained by the Division of Forestry. It is used in support of wildland fire suppression.

deHavilland Beaver

Other aircraft typically used in support of fire suppression:

Casa used to deliver smokejumpers and supplies via parachute to remote locations, and for transporting fire crews and supplies to air strips near fires.

Casa aircraft
Casa, Smokejumper Aircraft