Aerial ignition flying drip torch
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): G. E. Stevens
Compiler(s): D. D. Wade
Publication Year: 1985

Cataloging Information

  • aerial ignition
  • coordination
  • firing techniques
  • ignition
  • preparation
  • smoke management
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Record Last Modified: August 6, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 27811
Tall Timbers Record Number: 1640
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32/2: W32
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Aerial drip torch devices have potential for dramatically increasing acreage burned annually. Aerial burning requires different and broader concepts than hand burrning, more advance planning, more attention to detail, and at least a basic understanding of helicopter operations.

Stevens, G. E. 1985. Aerial ignition flying drip torch, in Wade, D. D., Prescribed fire and smoke management in the south: conference proceedings. Atlanta, GA. USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station,Asheville, NC. p. 95-99,