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INTERNATIONAL AERIAL FIREFIGHTING AWARD
The INTERNATIONAL AERIAL FIREFIGHTING AWARD (IAFA) is presented annually to recognise a significant contribution by an individual or organisation to international aerial firefighting.
The International Aerial Firefighting Award is named in honour of the the late Walt Darran who was a pioneer and leader in advanced aerial firefighting. We was a highly experienced S2-T airtanker pilot and former highly-decorated US Navy aviator from California, USA, he was a constant and passionate advocate for safety and improvement in the international aerial firefighting community. The IAFA was first awarded in 2014 in his honour at the Aerial Firefighting Conference in Sacramento, CA, USA.
The Award Committee are now calling for nominations to receive the award for 2017. The Award will be presented at the Aerial Firefighting Conference Dinner taking place during the Aerial Firefighting Conference taking place from 16-17th October 2017 in Nimes, France.
The Award Charters currently states that nominations are eligible for:
Please contact Kate Niven at Tangent Link to request a nomination form. The Award committee will convene after the close of nominations to consider selection.
The nominations and resultant winner are administered by the International Award Committee which is currently made up of an independent international consortium of officially-recognised existing groups involved in aerial firefighting including:
Tangent Link has agreed to provide the award’s publicity to the global AFF community.
The closing date for nominations is 31st August 2017