Air Spray trains at Black Butte Lake

Four of the water scoopers made practice drops on Tuesday.

Air Spray scoopers

The Chico ER has an article about four of Air Spray’s 802F Fire Boss air tankers making training drops at Black Butte Lake prior to be deployed around the western United States. You can access the article HERE, which has a gallery of photos.

Air Spray, which is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, has had a facility at the Chico, California airport since 2012, where they are converting BAe-146 airliners into air tankers. They also work on their single engine air tankers there.

Air Spray Chico hangar
File photo of Air Spray’s hangar at Chico, California taken in June, 2015. Air Spray photo.