I grew up in Hemet, CA which is where Hemet Ryan Air Attack Base is located. I began going to the base at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on the action. I used to go to the departure end of the runway and watched as these heavy tankers roared into the air sometimes barely over the fence. The passion I have for aerial fire fighting has grown over the years and was the driving force behind this page.


Surface 2 Air designs was started as a way to pay tribute to the men and women of aerial fire fighting. My designs are inspired by their fearless response to protect lives and property while faced with the unpredictable actions of fierce wildfires.