USDA Forestry Service Pilot Training

Did you know that we help train USDA Forestry Service pilots?
 
Our partnership originally began with the Forestry Service a few years ago when we began expanding our incredible training program within the SD3 (Shorts Aircraft) Community. When the full motion simulator at Flight Safety was deactivated, Edsel Burks, management, and the training department here at ACC provided and still provide Shorts operators globally with a simple solution–world class training.
 
It is an incredible honor that we get to train the USDA Forestry Service pilots, as they are some of the most fearless and selfless individuals in the aviation industry.
 
The Missoula, Montana, Forestry Service branch, or better known as Region 1, hosts an incredible operation for USDA FS Smokejumpers that jump out of their SD3-60 Sherpa aircraft to fight and maintain intense forest and wildfires.
 
The Shorts 360 Sherpa is an incredibly reliable aircraft that compliments and embodies the work ethic and style of the Forestry Service, the common nickname for the aircraft in Missoula is the “Sky Pig” for its hardnosed appearance and resilience.
 
Region 1 also partakes in forestry health and management missions, and the pilots fly alongside the men and women who lay down their lives every mission they partake in.
 
This past week, ACC’s very own Edsel Burks and Zac Webster got to witness and learn about the rigorous training program to become a firefighter/Missoula Smokejumper, and train two Smokejumper Pilots. As per the pictures, the scenery wasn’t all that bad either.
 
Today, we work closely with a few different regions within the Forestry Service that still operate Shorts Aircraft for their own Smokejumper operations. Another location is Region 6, in Redmond, Oregon. We have supplied training to multiple companies and government agencies within the Shorts Community and will continue to offer a sustainable and reliable training program to all operators of Shorts aircraft.
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Catching the Light Show

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Date 2-22-22

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Christmas With The Vets

Air Cargo Carriers has donated to Christmas with The Vets for the past 5 years. Jeff “Doc” Dentice, along with his volunteers, have been running this Christmas event for both hospitalized and non-hospitalized veterans at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee for the past 34 years.
 
When we asked how we could help this year, DOC said the group was hoping to get 60 sweatshirts and 200 beanies to include in the gift bags they’ll hand out to the veterans. With some very generous donations from ACC employees, along with working with our Logo Wear vendor Kyle Adamczyk of Free Style Promotions, we were able to help get the sweatshirts and beanies to Christmas with The Vets in early November.
 
Doc was recently interviewed on the Milwaukee-based morning show called The Morning Blend, where he gave Air Cargo Carriers a shout-out for this donation.
 
Thank you to all the ACC employees and the Daggaro Group who contributed towards this cause, which will help keep our veterans warm through the winter months!

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Thank You For Joining us At EAA 2021

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Welcome to the Fleet

Please welcome our newest Shorts to the fleet 972AA

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ACC Doing Its Part

We are doing our part to deliver vaccinations.

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Featured on Flightradar24

Thank you, Flightradar24 for the shout out! Visit the full article here: https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/strange-and-beautiful-airline-call-signs-from-around-the-world/
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Happy 4th Of July

Flight Crew Of The Month – Sam Scott and Mike Prokup

Sam Scott – CRW Captain

                Sam has a great attitude and work ethic.  His adherence to SOP’s and knowledge of the FAR’s sets a great example for his fellow crewmembers.  Sam is probably sitting in BKW right now on yet another weather diversion, the foggy mornings in CRW lead to challenging flight planning scenarios!

Mike Prokup – DNV First Officer

                Mike is a Left seat Qualified First Officer who has been honing his skills in preparation for upgrade to Captain.  He also performs maintenance duties for ACC on occasion.  Mike is a very hard worker and is often “running circles” around his Captain.

Flight Crew Of The Month – Captain Monica Mieles and First Officer Karla Mendez

Congratulations Captain Monica Mieles and First Officer Karla Mendez! You’re hard work, willingness to lend a helping hand, good customer reviews, positivity, communication, and commitment to the Safety Program are all reasons to celebrate you as exceptional crew members.

Thank you, Monica and Karla!