National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Smokejumper Aircraft Screening and Evaluation Subcommittee

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Mission Statement

The Smokejumper Aircraft Screening and Evaluation Subcommittee (SASES) evaluates smokejumper and paracargo aircraft and related accessories for safety, effectiveness, and efficiency in smokejumper and paracargo operations. The SASES does not conduct aircraft inspection and carding.

Primary Objectives

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  • Evaluate new aircraft proposed for smokejumper and/or paracargo operations.
  • Evaluate currently approved aircraft as needed.
  • Provide recommendations and guidance to the NIAC relative to these evaluations.
  • Maintain a master list of aircraft approved for smokejumper and paracargo operations.


Smokejumper Aircraft Accessory Drawings STCs


Pete Lannan
NWCG Coordinator: 
Carmen Thomason
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