Disclosed is a water scoop for attachment to an aircraft having an associated water storage hopper. The water scoop is used for scooping water from a body of water. The water scoop has a boom pivotably attached and depending from the underside of the flying aircraft while the boom assembly is partially submerged in a body of water. There is a water inlet located at a lower region of the body of the boom assembly for drawing water from the body of water. There is a water communication arrangement carried by the body of the boom assembly for communicating water from the water inlet to the water storage hopper. There is a hydrofoil located adjacent the water inlet and shaped such that, in use, when passing through the body of water, the inlet of the boom assembly is positioned below the surface of the water body. There is also at least one projection depending from the boom assembly located and sized to enter the water before the water inlet enters the water, wherein the projection stabilises the boom assembly as it scoops water from the body of water.