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.