OLNEY, Texas —Two Air Tractor AT-802 series airplanes will be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the nation’s largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts.
Air Tractor designed the AT-802 specifically for aerial firefighting and initial attack with guidance from forestry and firefighting professionals. The firefighting Air Tractor AT-802F single engine air tanker (SEAT) will also be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This airplane, Tanker 812, is flown by Michael Hutchins of Roe, Arkansas. It is one of a group of aerial firefighting airplanes assembled at Boeing Plaza in a special showcase of the aerial firefighting industry. They will fly demonstrations each day of the air show.
Some demonstrations will include several different types of firefighting airplanes flying in a mock firefighting scenario. Other firefighting airplanes at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh include: the BAe146 Large Air Tanker, a USFS Smoke Jumper C-23 Sherpa, Aero Commander Shrike Air Attack Platform, CL-215 Amphibious Scooper Air Tanker and Colorado Air National Guard MAFFS equipped C-130. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh begins Monday, July 22 and continues each day through Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. More information can be found at eaa.org/airventure.