Behind the Wings: Innovations in Aviation Firefighting

Date: Thursday, Sep 30 | 7:30PM to 8:00PM
Categories: Special Events

Tune in to Rocky Mountain PBS at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30 for Episode 2 of Behind the Wings Season 3 featuring Cal Fire and innovations in aviation firefighting.

New fire conditions call for new firefighting methods and tools. Looking at Cal Fire, we learn how the largest municipal fleet of firefighting aircraft in the world has developed over time. Live data feeds revolutionize how firefighting teams understand fires and communicate during missions. Colorado gets ready to purchase its first Firehawk helicopter, and interagency teams coordinate at the local, state, and federal levels. The challenges in fighting wildfires are greater than ever, but with new methods of fighting the fires, so are the opportunities.  

Season 3 episode premiere dates:

September 23 at 7:30 p.m. MST | Firefighting From the Sky
September 30 at 7:30 p.m. MST | 
Innovations in Aviation Firefighting
October 7 at 7:30 p.m. MST | 
The Century Series Fighter Jets
October 14 at 7:30 p.m. MST | 
The Learjet Legacy

Ways to watch

Find more information on Behind the Wings and our full episode list here: wingsmuseum.org/videoblog

Check out the Behind the Wings Season 3 Trailer below!