Aerotech is contracted to provide the aerial suppression of bushfires in South Australia. We use the impressive Air Tractor-802F (AT-802F) – designed and built with the sole purpose to fight fires. The AT-802F is appreciated among aerial fire fighting circles as a fast, maneuverable, tough and operationally very effective. We call them the 'bombers'.
The devastating 'Pinery' fire North of Adelaide yesterday was “one of the worst I’ve ever seen” says Aerotech Managing Director Sam McCabe.
Aerotech Pilot Michael Crettenden shows off our new paint scheme at our airbase in Pt Lincoln. The Pt Lincoln Times were there to cover it and the outlook for the fire season.