3 Arkansas fliers in West's firefighting ranks

Aircraft same as for crop-dusting

Posted: August 19, 2018 at 4:29 a.m.

Joel Hampton of Stuttgart checks his Air Tractor 802 at the Durango Air Tanker Base in Colorado before a firefighting sortie in May.

At least three Arkansas pilots are working as aerial firefighters out West this summer.

Nathan Higginbottom of Poughkeepsie poses with his amphibious scooper air tanker, an Air Tractor AT-802 Fire Boss, that he flies in the state of Washi...

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