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The Rental Offer Program

As fire activity increases and exceeds the capabilities of the normal aircraft fleet, the Division of Forestry acquires rental aircraft (with pilots) on an incidental basis.

Rental Aircraft Offers are only accepted from certified air carrier/commercial operators under Federal Aviation Regulation 14CFR parts 121, 125, 133, 135 or 137 as appropriate. The vendor shall obtain all necessary licenses and permits, plus comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. The Division of Forestry generally requires that pilots and aircraft possess a current United States Forest Service-Dept. of Agriculture (USFS) or the Office of Aircraft Services-Dept. of Interior (OAS) Qualification Card and shall present the card for identification upon request.

Fixed-wing and Rotor-wing Aircraft

A new offer submittal system will be in place shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please check back periodically.

Do NOT submit a rental offer as in previous years.

If you have questions call:

  • Steve Elwell – Statewide Aircraft Supervisor 907-761-6271
  • Chris Olson – Regional Aviation Manager – Fixed Wing 761-6231
  • Jason Jordet – Regional Aviation Manager – Rotor Wing 761-6280


Aircraft Vendor & Pilot Briefing

This briefing sheet (PDF) is meant as a quick reference to DOF requirements and general information, regardless of whether you were hired on a point-to-point or greater than 24-hour basis.

Aircraft Flight Record

 A State of Alaska, Division of Forestry FLIGHT RECORD is required for all flights. Invoices will NOT be processed without an SOA flight record attached.


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