March 2022, USA

AFFNA22 logo

Speakers

Hero Subpage

affna

Loading
Jerome Laval

Jerome Laval

Initial Attack Instructor Pilot, DynCorp International LLC
United States

52 years old. 24 Fire seasons. 

As a teenager I started flying gliders then joined the French Air Force to fly Fighter Jets. Later on I flew all sorts of planes and missions; medevac, transport, cargo and corporate jets. But I wanted to fight fires and the opportunity came as a C-130/ Rads Tank co-pilot and then Tanker Captain for TBM, Inc. I also flew Dc-4 and P-3's before joining CAL FIRE in 2005 where I enjoyed being an air attack pilot on the Bronco for 4 years. Since 2010 I’ve been flying an S-2F3AT Tanker, focusing on Initial Attacking the fires in California. I am also a Tanker Instructor, trying my best to pass along the craft of Tanker flying to Trainees willing to learn this unique flying trade. 

Sessions

Exhibitors

50+
Exhibitors

attendees

400+
Attendees

countries

15+
Countries

Testimonials

  • Best conference in the US yet.
    DynCorp International LLC
  • Excellent conference. Great opportunity to network. Presenters provided great content. I will continue to attend
    Ventura County Fire
  • After 7 events hosted by Tangent Link, this is one of the best
    Global SuperTanker Services