June 1957 by Henry Moore, Doug Gandy, Harvey Miller, Bob Bunch, Milt Watts, Bob Phillips, Wayland Fink, Jim French, and Elmer Johnson
T.B.M., Inc. has been in the airtanker business since 1959 and has provided continuous state and federal airtanker services since that time. In 1972, T.B.M. acquired a majority interest in Butler Aircraft Company. T.B.M.'s first aircraft, the General Motors torpedo bomber TBM, was purchased at a military surplus sale. The TBM is the plane that former President Bush was flying in World War II when he was forced to bail out.
Aerial firefighting and aircraft maintenance
Fresno, CA; Fort Smith, AK; Silver City, NM; Minden, NV; West Yellowstone, MT; Fort Huachuca, AZ; Pocatello, ID; Ramona, CA
Two C-130s, one C-54, one DC-6, one DC-7, one SP-2H leased from Aero Union
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:
Pilots, co-pilots and engineers assigned to TBM aerial firefighting aircraft for 1997 have a combined total of nearly 17,000 hours flying on wildland fires.
Henry C. Moore
Fax: (559) 686-3477