Douglas A-26 Invader working the forest fire
Photo taken in the 1980's at the Red Deer Alberta Air Show.
The Douglas A-26 Invader was built during the 1940s and flown in both World War II and the Korean War. The A 26 flew over 30 seasons with Air Spray throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. At its peak, Air Spray owned and operated 18 of the aircraft. Able to haul 900 US gallons of fire retardant and flying at a speed of 210 knots the A 26 was the work horse of Air Spray's air tanker fleet.