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Grass Valley Air Attack Doing Training Exercises

Fire season is still several months away, and the longer away the better, but don’t be surprised to see some planes overhead and activity at the Grass Valley Air Attack Base. Base Commander Jake Sjolund says pilots will be up doing training exercises…

Listen to Jake Sjolund 1

Fire season begins this summer, and Sjolund says despite the wet winter, he expects the base to be up and running at its usual time…

Listen to Jake Sjolund 2

The base is home to four aircraft during fire season with about 15 support personnel on the ground. The planes are housed at McClellan Air Park in Sacramento during the offseason.

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