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Brainerd DNR Air Tanker Base

The Brainerd DNR Air Tanker Base is located on the east side of Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport near the approach end of Runway 34. It operates under the direction of the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MIFC) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The Brainerd Tanker Base has a ramp large enough to park several firefighting aircraft, including the FireBoss, Single Engine Air Tanker and various aircraft, up to and including a the DC-10 Air Tanker. The Base is equipped to load foam, water, various gel products or fire retardant into any aircraft that is used for wildland fire suppression. Typically 2 contractor owned FireBoss’s are located here during fire season along with an Air Attack plane for the tankers and a helicopter.

The Base is staffed seasonally with the level of fire danger dictating the amount of aircraft and staff on base.

The Brainerd Tanker Base has its own RAMP FREQUENCY (163.100) that should be used when entering the RAMP. Please note that only aircraft related to fire suppression operations are allowed onto the ramp for safety reasons.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
16384 Airport Rd, Suite 5 · Brainerd, MN 56401-5852 · 218-825-2166