SuperTanker is the world’s largest firefighting air tanker and provides firefighters with a range of unique capabilities. In late 2019, GSTS completed successful missions fighting the Kincade fire in
The GMU analysis relied exclusively on data provided by
The second GMU analysis utilized
The Fuller-Waters study analyzed over 330,000 lines of USFS fire incident data from 2014-2018 related to deployment of LATs and VLATs. The study’s methodology was based on established
And, “air tankers deliver fire retardant to wildfires, thereby reducing fire intensity and rate of spread, allowing ground firefighters time to contain and/or control new, emerging and large fires,” (Link: USDA Large Air Tanker Ops Plan).
The volume of
“Global SuperTanker is the world’s largest firefighting air tanker, but is by no means a silver bullet solution to a greatly under-resourced
"Forecasts of severe 2020-2025 fire seasons in the
- Francis X. ‘Chip’ Sheller, [email protected], 1 703 964 6271. Contact for GSTS and GMU interviews.
- SuperTanker images/video
- Wildfire Facts: How to Save American Taxpayers Billions Annually
Feb. 2020study – The Impact of Utilizing Aerial Tankers in Fighting Forest Fires
Feb. 2020study – Annual Cost of Forest Fires
Francis X. ‘Chip’ Sheller
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