Smokejumper aircraft deliver smokejumpers and cargo by parachute for initial attack and extended support of wildland fires.
The aircraft can carry eight to ten smokejumpers and their initial supply of gear.
Smokejumper aircraft usually includes Twin Otter, Casa, Dornier, Sherpa, or similar type of fixed-wing aircraft.
This fixed-wing aircraft will fly at 3,000 feet above ground level for Bureau of Land Management U.S. Forest Service smokejumpers that use square parachutes. The height above ground allows smokejumpers to safely exit the plane near a wildland fire.