|Setting the pace in Canada: Kinniburgh Spray Service
Through the door of the newly updated 2,200 square foot office complex attached to the 100’ x 60’ maintenance hangar, where a lone AT-502 sits in preparation for the upcoming season, are posted nostalgic photos dating back to the 1950s. Depicted in black and white are Luscombes, Pawnees and Cal-Airs, all that were used to establish the now thriving Kinniburgh Spray Service in Taber, Alberta, Canada.
Scholarships Aplenty from NAAA, deadlines approaching soon
Do you know somebody looking for scholarship money for their education or to aid them in their quest to become an ag pilot? If so, NAAA has two great scholarship opportunities available with upcoming deadlines. Entries for the 2015 NAAA Support Scholarship Essay Contest are due Aug. 15. Applications for the 2015 NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship are due Aug. 31. Please review the following guidelines for each scholarship.
Texas Governor signs tower marking bill
Austin - SB 505/HB 946 which requires the marking of meteorological evaluation towers (MET's), was signed Tuesday afternoon by Governor Greg Abbott. The new law will take effect on September 1, 2015. A meteorological evaluation tower erected before the effective date of this Act is not required to be in compliance with the marking provisions until September 1, 2016.
July digital editions of AgAir Update Spanish and AgAir Update Portuguese available!
Thrush Aircraft Successful Summer Tour kicks off
Thrush Aircraft Summer Tour made its first stop on June 11th at Thrush dealer North Star Aviation. On a hot 90 plus degree day in Ulysses, Kansas Thrush Aircraft pilot Terry Humphrey preceded over the demonstrations of the 510G. Ag pilots from three states were give checkouts and were able to see how the 510G performs on a hot Kansas afternoon. Even with the high density altitude - pilots were able to see the 510G is one heck of an airplane in hot and high conditions.