I have been involved with Aerial Firefighting in Australia for over 25 years.
I have flown many types of fire tank and bucket systems during fire bombing operations over the years, most of which are manufactured overseas and in particular in the USA.
I first became aware of the Helitak tank system when it won an award on the ABC show ‘New Inventors”. I was immediately impressed with the concept and it was not long afterwards I saw firsthand one of the tanks in action as fitted to a Sikorsky S61 helicopter.
Having flown the Helitak tank on many firefighting operations and seeing firsthand how effectively it works as well as having a sound understanding of fire ground operations I the USA and other regions, I believe the Helitak tank represents a great opportunity for the world wide firefighting fleet to have the best most cost-effective technology available.
I believe the Helitak tank is the future for aerial fire suppression and I have no hesitation in endorsing the Helitak tank considering the effectiveness, safety features and build quality.