INTERNATIONAL AERIAL FIREFIGHTING AWARD 2018
The International Aerial Firefighting Award is presented annually to recognise a significant contribution by an individual or organisation to international aerial firefighting.
The Award was launched in honour of the the late Walt Darran who was a pioneer and leader in advanced aerial firefighting. Walt 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.
Submit your nomination
The Award Committee are now calling for nominations to receive the Award for 2018. The winner will be announced at the Aerial Firefighting Conference Dinner taking place during the Aerial Firefighting North America on 13th March 2018 in Sacramento CA, USA.
Nomination are invited for:
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 sponsor the Award and provide publicity to the global Aerial Firefighting community.
The closing date for nominations is 3rd March 2018. For further information please visit