Tonasket Aiport serving as helibase for firefighting efforts
from Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune
Tonasket Municipal Airport is serving as a helibase for four helicopters this summer as firefighting efforts continue on the Okanogan Complex of fires. The helicopters are a Type -1 Sky Crane and K-Max used for initial attack (IA) and extended attack air support; a Type-2 Bell 205 "huey" for IA, deployment of Rappellers, troop transport, overall logistics of moving people and gear, and water drops; and a Type-3 Astar used for 1A, logistics support, aerial recon and air resource coordination and water drops.
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