Hogging the air with AT-802s
Brent Carpenter started his ag-flying career in 2000. It would have been hard for him to imagine that by now he would be operating six AT-802s and two OH58 helicopters. Brent’s first season was flying boll weevil contracts in an Ag-Wagon for Rich Whitehorn. When Marshall Quinn offered for sale his flying service in Paragould, Arkansas, Brent bought the company in 2003 and named it Hog Air Aviation, after his favorite teams, the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.
Meet the airplane behind Disney's PLANES II: The AirTractor AT-802 FireBoss
Behind every big screen hero is a trace of truth that helps us relate to the character. It's part of the movie magic that keeps us coming back for more. So when it comes to anthropomorphized aircraft Disney's Planes director Klay Hall says we only need to look at the real airplanes as the source for the character's personality. "You can look at an airplane and just by it sitting there you can kind of tell if it’s a timid aircraft; you can kinda tell if it’s strong and tough; you can kind of get a general idea just by the shape of the airplane of a basic personality."
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Pratt & Whitney Canada extends new PT6A warranty for 2014
As part of the many celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of its iconic PT6 engine, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) made available through its agricultural airframe partners a limited-time warranty extension program. The first PT6A engine benefitting from this unique offer was auctioned during NAAA’s convention last December.
Coming in September: Wipaire, Inc. floats the FireBoss.
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