The Sky Jockeys at CalFire’s Rohnerville Air Attack Base are Hoping to Get Some Upgrades to Their County-Owned Facility

Welcome to RAAB. Photo: Freddy Brewster.


On Thursday morning, Brian Renner and Jim Merryfield took off from
the Rohnerville Air Attack Base (RAAB) and flew south to a small fire
in the Alderpoint area. They were in an OV-10 Bronco, a Vietnam-era
spotter plane that was retrofitted in 1999 to be used by CalFire. It
was a small fire that morning, only about a quarter acre, and they
were waved off by firefighters on the ground pretty quickly. On
bigger fires the OV-10 is an essential tool.

go up and do air traffic control out of the airplane,” Renner more at

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