Ferry Range


Cruise Speed


Hopper Capacity (Dry)


Takeoff Distance

More Fight for Firefighters

The Thrush Fire Bird is designed to climb faster, handle better, work harder and get you home safely each night. Because we believe that whether you’re spraying row crops or battling wildfires, you deserve an aircraft that fights as hard as you do. With multiple gate installation options on both the larger and smaller versions of our airframes, you get exactly the aircraft you need, with exactly the right gate for any fight.

Unmatched stability and control

Wire strike protection is standard

405 square feet of wing area

Powder-coated airframe

26,000-hour wing spar life

Rugged 18ft long stainless steel belly skins

Chromate chemical conversion on each aluminum part

Stainless steel cam locks, studs and grommets

Premium purchases parts


35 feet 5 inches (10.78 meters)
10 feet 4 inches (3.14 meters)
54 feet (16.46 meters)
Tread Width
9 feet 1 inch (2.76 meters)
Fuel Capacity
228 gallons (863 liters)
Empty Weight
6,600 pounds (2,994 kilograms)
Typical Operating Weight
14,150 pounds (6,418 kilograms)
Hopper Capacity Dry
95 cubic feet (2.69 cubic meters)
Hopper Capacity Liquid
710 gallons (2,687 liters)
Working Speeds
90-150 mph (145-241 kph)
Stall Speed Flaps/No Flaps
90/94 mph (145/151 kph)
220 mph (355 kph)
Sea Level Rate of Climb at 14,150 lbs
850 fpm (259 mpm)
Take-Off Distance at 14,150 lbs
1,598 feet (487 meters)
Landing Distance as Usually Landed
600 feet (182.8 meters)
Landing Distance as Usually w/Reverse
400 feet (121.9 meters)
Fuel Consumption
80-85 gph (303-322 lph)
Cruising Speed at 55% Power
150 mph (241 kph)
Ferry Range at 55% power and 150 mph at 7,500 feet
515 miles (828 kilometers)

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