Helicopter bucket and helitank tracking systems have the potential to change how fire suppression agencies measure and manage their helicopter fleets. The data provided by these systems could help agencies identify inefficiencies and reduce operating costs. We explored the current capabilities of two tracking systems and compared their data outputs to our measured data. To collect the information, we conducted drop tests over a grid at speeds and heights typically used by helicopters operationally. The timing of these tests coincided with the British Columbia’s Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO) spring training and we were fortunate to have four high-level HLCOs participate in our tests.