Taking fire intelligence to the next level

Enhanced fire suppression through real time shared intelligence.

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Innovation

Applied cutting edge technology.

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Impact

Warming planet, larger fires, requires intelligent suppression.

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Taking fire intelligence to the next level

Enhanced fire suppression through real time shared intelligence.

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Innovation

Future wildfires will require innovative suppression.

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Impact

Warming planet, larger fires, requires intelligent suppression.

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Wildland tactical aviation services

tactical aviation services

Tactical Intel, Mapping, Air Attack, and Reconnaissance.

EXPERIENCED elite air attack services

High visibility Aero Commanders exceed Type 1 Air Attack specs.Intuitive tactical infrared along with highly trained pilots provide exceptional situational awareness, reduced workload, and increased mission effectiveness.

INFRARED DATA intelligence

Multiple infrared sensors aboard aircraft maximize effective operations, real-time products, and detailed accurate heat maps. MANET Mesh, FirstNet/ATT/Verizon cellular, and Satellite deliver live intelligence to the ground.

EXCLUSIVE USE LEASED AIRCRAFT FLEET

Six Aero Commanders and support aircraft are locked into exclusive operation and maintained above the highest FAA and fire agency standards. Human factors considered for simple effective operation and comfort during long flight missions.

IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL aircraft maintenance

Experienced mechanics, extensive hangars and equipment, mobile support vehicles, and mechanic’s planes allow for fast service in the field. Staff, equipment, & spare parts enable turbine engines to be swapped overnight in remote locations.

innovative in-house avionics services

Aircraft are a homogenized blend of the best radio, and flight instrument equipment available. Exceeding required specs, aircraft have long-distance military-grade datacom radio. Our approved avionics repair station allows lots of flexibility.

Data link mesh network communications

Boasting the best datacom in the industry, our aircraft have multiple hi-speed internet links for reliably streaming large volumes of data to ground teams. Like all aspects of the working planes, everything is designed to work simply and fast.

In the news

Courtney in Wall Street Journal

Courtney in Wall Street Journal

High-Tech Planes, Supercomputers and Helitankers Help Fight Wildfires California Fire crews abandon hand-drawn maps for up-to-date information on phones to track and extinguish blazes faster. By Erin Allworth for The Wall Street Journal LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST,...

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Courtney Aviation on Linkedin

Courtney Aviation on Linkedin

Dispatches from Courtney Aviation on Linkedin July 2020 Seeing what you say in national news every day is strange. Incidental to mapping all SoCal fires, we produce an acreage count, usually around midnight. It's not why we are there, but no one else on the fire can...

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Analyzing Burned Vegetation?

Analyzing Burned Vegetation?

Recently we've been mapping burned vegetation now that the smoke has cleared. Our daytime flights have been one of the first times large fires have been regularly imaged during the day. NIROPS and others mostly fly at night, but our high resolution 16-bit depth...

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AERIAL FIRE INTELLIGENCE BLOG

Sequoia Fire Team Briefing

Sequoia Fire Team Briefing

 SQF Team swap last night used our live aerial IR. A step-stare camera flying a NIROPS mission at 17500 transmitted live NADIR high-resolution LWIR & RGB and NIR on to the bottom of a big war-room screen and simultaneously showed AI fire polygons instantly as...

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The Bear-North column from 27,000′

The Bear-North column from 27,000′

The Bear-North column from 27,000 ft before collapsing and turning the next day into night. The smoke was too thick for long wave infrared and fire growth was about 5 mph. In the morning we were called out of bed to go underneath and map. ATT/FirstNet beam form...

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