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Pete Lewis, long-time Thrush test pilot, passes

-Guyton- Mr. Daniel R.”Pete” Lewis Jr., 68, went to his eternal resting place on Friday, September 23, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends. Pete volunteered

DynaNav delivers new solutions for aerial application guidance and control

“Simple by Design – Flexible in Application” As an aviation technology company, DynaNav delivers modern and productive solutions to fulfill the current demands of the aerial application industry. The best

NAAA Succeeds in “Hot Fueling” Acceptance for Turbine Ag Aircraft

In July of 2014 NAAA reported that we had submitted a First Draft Proposal to suggest changes to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) Standard 407 For Aircraft Fuel Servicing

Ag Pilots demonstrated need to be proactive during 9/11

Editor’s Note: The following is a commentary written by the California Agricultural Aviation Association’s President, Terry Gage.    September 11, 2001: For agricultural pilots, it was the first time in

Cascade Aircraft Conversions receives STC for PT6A-41/42 for Thrush Aircraft

Cascade Aircraft Conversions CEO Doran Rogers announced today the receipt of the PT6A-41/42 STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) from the FAA for the Thrush Aircraft. This STC for Thrush aircraft is

Lane Aviation host first stop of 2016 502XP American Expedition

The 2016 502XP American Expedition, a nationwide tour of Air Tractor’s new 502XP kicked off with demonstration flights and bar-b-que at Lane Aviation in Rosenberg, TX. Representatives from Air Tractor,

Air Fire & Forestry

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Aerial Firefighters Double-Down On Safety As Fires Rage 0

image: FilePhoto WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — As wildfires

Hellenic Air Force suffers its second CL-215 crash of the year. 0

The status of Greece’s aerial fire-fighting armada is in crisis

Kawak Aviation technologies introduces three new bucket pump models for heavy hellicopters 0

Bend, OR ⎯ Kawak Aviation Technologies announced today the introduction

Simplex Fire Attack™ System Destined to Become a Mainstay of the Aerial Firefighting Industry 0

Portland, OR—Simplex Aerospace’s newest and largest Fire Attack™ System, the

The scoop on Aero Spray 0

Aero Spray, Inc. of Appleton, MN entered into the aerial

Living the dream 0

Often, I am asked, “What is it like to be

New aerial firefighting company calls Fort Morgan home 0

Last week firefighting aircraft took to the skies just outside

Oregon Department of Forestry and GelTech Solutions Finish Preparations for 2016 Wildland Fire Season 0

JUPITER, FL—GelTech Solutions, Inc. (otcqb:GLTC), an innovator in the use

Avialsa treats more than 400 fires by midseason 0

Valencian region (Spain)-based Avialsa T-35 S.L. has participated in over

Australian Eyes in the Sky 0

Air Affairs Australia has been providing Airborne Bushfire Reconnaissance services

Latin America

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Thrush appoints first factory authorized Service Center in Uruguay 0

Company’s presence in South America continues to expand with addition

A different operation starts in Brazil 0

MONTE MOR, SP, BRAZIL – Except for a few experimental

The green cross for Colombian agriculture 0

With today’s high performance ag-aircraft, where a 500-gallon hopper is

2,000 drone registrations every day, over 550,000!

So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal aviation officials say they are contemplating the possibility of millions of unmanned aircraft crowding the nation’s skies in the not-too-distant future.
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Illegal herbicide use causes problems

Farmers of soybeans and other crops in southeast Missouri, western Tennessee and northeastern Arkansas are facing widespread crop damage believed to be the result of illegal spraying of dicamba, an older herbicide that is finding new life as a tool to battle glyphosate-resistant weeds.
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Helicopter Cherry Drying

The explanation is simple: During the last three to four weeks before harvest, cherries are susceptible to damage from rain. If water from a rainfall is allowed to sit on the fruit, it can be absorbed through the skin, causing the cherries to expand and split.
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Thrush Aircraft gives interview to EAA radio promoting ag aviation.

Thrush representative Eric Rojeck gave a great interview to EAA Radio during the 2016 AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI.
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Trent Loos advocates for agav

Trent Loos, former speaker at an NAAA Convention, lays out common sense for agricultural aviation in his radio broadcast.
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Heartland crop duster stresses safety in necessary, but dangerous field

It’s a necessary, and dangerous job, and recently, it’s proven deadly. There have been two fatal crop dusting accidents in the Heartland this summer alone. Dow Croom, a local pilot, knows what can happen each time he takes to the skies. “It’s a good life," Croom said. "You’ve just got to be very very careful." Croom has been flying crop dusters for more than 40 years.

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House passes medical reform bill

The House has passed third class medical reforms as part of an extension deal with Senate negotiators to keep the FAA running through the September 2017.

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Hale Dusting Service still flying high

How many times have you been driving down a back road and wonder who those guys are that are flying so close to power lines and cruising 3 to 10 feet above the tops of crops at 120 to 140 mphWatch at KRIS-TV