Porterville Air Attack Base
The Porterville Municipal Airport has a long history of serving as home of the Air Attack Base protecting the southern Sierra Mountains by the US Forest Service and CalFire (formerly CDF - California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection).
1969 Air Attack Base F7F Tigercat and PBY
The Porterville Airport and Air Attack Base has served as home to many airplanes over the years. These workhorse aircraft have carried the load in support of ground crews protecting wild-land forestry, structures, and the lives of area citizens. Here's a look back and a glimpse into their world.