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Pratt & Whitney Canada’s FAST™ Solution to help reduce costs and optimize aerial application operations

LONG BEACH, California – (December 5, 2016) – Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC’s) turnkey FAST™ (Flight, Acquisition, Storage and Transmission) solution is being readied for P&WC PT6A-powered agricultural aircraft following

New Air Tractor electrocoating system to be operational in 2017

Long Beach, CA—At the National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention in Long Beach, California, Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch announced the Olney, Texas aircraft manufacturer is midway through installation of a

The Dose Makes the Poison

The Dose Makes the Poison By John Garr and Jerry Green, GarrCo Products A Swiss doctor named Paracelsus said, “All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a

Looking into the future of precision application. – An update from AgNav

Looking into the future of precision application. – An update from AgNav by Greg Hollyer, Ag-Nav Inc. With another successful season in the books, AgNav will start looking into the

Q&A with FAA

Q1. When I was a child I was prescribed medications for ADHD (Ritalin or Adderall) but I haven’t had a prescription for years. Can I still get a medical certificate?

Airworthiness Directives What is the Process, and Why are they Important?

Airworthiness Directives What is the Process, and Why are they Important? Is a mechanic or maintenance facility responsible for maintaining my aircraft in an airworthy condition? As a student pilot,

 

AirFire & Forestry

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FireWhirls invisible danger for aerial firefighting 0

Compiled from original article appearing in Canadian Underwriter Four Fire

Aerial Firefighting Asia Pacific 2016 “A Round Up” 0

A massive thank you goes out to everyone involved in

“Why a SEAT Program?” 0

“Why a SEAT Program?” By Mark Bickham While fighting a

AVIALSA subcontracts ZTC for maintenance of Macedonian AT-802 fire-fighting aircraft 0

By Igor Bozinovski, edited for space by AgAir Update. SEPTEMBER

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

The scoop on Aero Spray 0

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

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

Living the dream 0

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

Latin America

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Interpersonal relationship 0

Interpersonal Relationships One would assume the job of an agricultural

AeroGlobo/Lane Aviation Visit Pratt & Whitney Canada in Montreal 0

The company held a tour in North America from July

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

American Farm Bureau and FAA partner to educate farmers about drone usage

The American Farm Bureau Federation says drone users need to be aware of the specific regulations under the new Federal Aviation Administration rule. Drone users must abide by the rule announced in August. That’s why the American Farm Bureau Federation and the FAA teamed up to host a webinar to educate farmers on the rule last week.Read more at Hoosier Ag Today  

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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Super Tanker make fire drop in Israel

The 747 Supertanker, Tanker 944, dropped on a wildfire in Israel today northwest of Jerusalem. This was the first drop on a fire this version of the Supertanker has made.More on fire aviation.com  

Kansas operator wins Silver Unlimited in Reno

Dowd took the silver flying more than 376 mph for seven laps, each about eight miles long, at the controls of his Yak-11More on Warwick Advertiser  

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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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.