Event Details and Registration

Down Arrow
Welcome Guest
Below you will find the details for this webinar. You may register by clicking the registration link found in the Webinar Information section below.
(Print-friendly version)

CAL FIRE - An Insight to Fighting Fires From the Sky
Ever wondered about what takes place during aerial firefighting? Join us to learn how these operations affect you.
Date and Time:
Saturday, March 20, 2021, starting at 12:00 Pacific Daylight Time (13:00 MDT; 14:00 CDT; 15:00 EDT; 09:00 HST; 11:00 AKDT; 12:00 Arizona; 19:00 GMT)
Stu Sprung
Brief Description:

CAL FIRE is the leading aerial firefighting force, protecting California and neighboring states through major fire-seasons. Aviation is an integral part of what makes CalFire successful, with hundreds of aircraft and pilots, it takes a team to ensure people are safe.

San Carlos Flight Center invites Chief of CAL FIRE Flight Operations Stu Sprung to provide an insight of their daily operations, a summary of the types of aircraft used, and a description of the various mission profiles flown in fire areas. In this seminar, Stu will detail the typical flight operations that are active around TFR’s and the “Fire Traffic Area''. He will share observations about typical conflicts between CAL FIRE and GA aircraft and provide recommendations to mitigate them. With rapidly growing wildfires, it’s imperative that GA pilots understand the activities that take place in fire operations so they can remain well clear.

If you have ever wanted to gain an insight into the aerial firefighting operations of CAL FIRE and how it pertains to you; don’t miss out on this seminar.

Stu Sprung is the Chief of Flight Operations for CAL FIRE.  CAL FIRE is the second-largest fire department in the United States, with the largest dedicated aerial firefighting fleet in the world with over 70 aircraft.  Stu primarily flies the C-130H Hercules, UH-1H Super Huey, and OV-10A Bronco.

Select Number:
Webinar Information



Step 1:

Create a free flight center account by clicking on this link.


Step 2:

Log-In (Top rIght of the screen) to your Flight Center account through our main website.


Step 3:

Proceed to this link at the listed seminar start time to watch the seminar live. If you have any questions for the presenter, you will find in the bottom left corner of your screen an "Ask a Question" button to ask your questions.


If you have any technical difficulties signing on to our Livestream at the time of the published seminar, please let me know. The sooner, the better!


NOTE FOR WINGS CREDIT: Please watch till the end to receive a "code phrase" that the presenter will state. After the seminar is over email please click the button at the bottom of the Livestream page saying "Click here for WINGS credit" and we will process your request within a few days.

Check Additional event Information below for possible registration requirements.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Phone: 650-483-0715
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay Area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation through safety, community, and adventure. AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2019 as a Distinguished Flight School.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminars and guest speaker programs. Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early. SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home, or recorded at a later date. Click here or contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.

Credit Applicability:
½ Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 1
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any Safety Event held based upon data/risk
Additional Event Documents: