Flight crews in Canada and the USA are busy with spring training in preparation for what is shaping up to be an extremely busy fire season. Enjoy a video of one of our amphibious Fire Boss aircraft practicing at Shasta Lake near our base of operations in Chico, California.
Pilots Kim McCully and Cristalle Fairbank didn’t get into aviation by following in the footsteps of a family member, like many do. Instead, they both ended up at the flight controls by matters of fate; now, they work together at Air Spray ...
Air Spray has been awarded a ten-year contract for aerial firefighting by the Wildfire Management Branch of the Government of Alberta. The contract is for managing, maintaining, and operating Alberta's fleet of four Canadair CL-215T water-bomber amphibious aircraft supported by two Twin Commander 690 "bird-dog" (lead plane) aircraft owned by Air Spray. The fleet will operate beginning in the 2023 fire season. With the award of the contract, Air Spray becomes North America's largest private operator of the CL Series aircraft - as it also operates seven CL-215 and CL-415 aircraft for the Province of Manitoba.
Air Spray and its fleet of tankers and spotter aircraft have been busy weeks ahead of the usual peak fire season. The Edmonton-based company, which has a large maintenance facility at Red Deer Regional Airport where 130 are employed, has been especially busy in BCwhere more than 300 firesare burning across the province.
A family-run company providing air-tanker support to control menacing wildfires in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Yukon is a little less busy these days, but it has nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic ...
It's a big plane — and hopes are, it will help put out Yukon wildfires if it comes to it. The Lockheed L-188 Electra arrived to the Whitehorse Airtanker Base last week from Alberta, to help train and prepare Yukon firefighters for the wildfire season. It's as big as a commercial aircraft and there's only a few of them left in Canada.
Air Spray Ltd. announced that is has been awarded a contract for aerial firefighting by the Government of Manitoba. The Wildfire Suppression Services Contract has been issued by the Manitoba Sustainable Development Agency and is for a period of 10 years.