LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — News 3 was able to check the "Super Scooper" planes that help tackle wildfires.
The aircraft has been used to douse out hundreds of fires in Nevada. The plane can capture more than 1400 gallons of water in its undercarriage to be able to dump on top of fires.
Our news crews drove 2 hours away to Kingman Arizona just to see planes take off and conduct practice rounds at Lake Mead with the National Park Service.
Bridger Aerospace is the company that owns and operates the planes.
"It's not just a summertime threat any," said company CEO Tim Sheehy. "It's a threat to city towns, not just rural cities," he said.
"Most people know about policemen and firefighters and ambulances, but they don't know a whole lot about what can come in the air to help them when they have a fire," he added.
To find out more about the "Super Scooper" planes, click here.