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Fire & Aviation Management Support
Provide support to Fire and Aviation Management (F&AM) and related agency personnel regarding the development of Interagency Airtanker Board requirements and compliance by the operators, contract specifications.
Technology transfer through national, regional, and local training, through participation on advisory boards, and through cooperation/consultation with industry.
Prepare and distribute introductory level information related to major aspects of the aerial delivery systems for wildland fire chemicals.
Develop performance models and application relationships, testing and evaluation methods, design guides and performance criteria for evaluation of fixed- and rotary- wing airtankers.
Aerial Delivery Systems
Evaluate fixed-wing and helicopter delivery systems through drop tests and static testing for criteria conformance and validation of performance models. A series of drop guides has been produced to help users determine optimum performance of fixed- and rotor-wing delivery systems in various fire conditions.
Greg Lovellette—Physical Scientist