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REBTECH Secures STC for Air Tractor 502/504 Series Aircraft

Bedford, TX—REBTECH is pleased to announce the final completion of a night vision compatible conversion of the Air Tractor AT-502, 502A, 502B and AT-504 agricultural spray aircraft. The aircraft is

Operating with 50% boom length

By Ike Brunetti / President MsAAA Bolivar County Mississippi operators, including myself, seem to be adjusting with optimism and adapting to the 50% boom length restriction for glyphosate applications imposed

UPDATE: EPA revised compliance date for WPS

UPDATED INFORMATION JUNE 7, 2017: Thia Walker from Colorado State University clarified​ that the implementation of the ​Worker ​Protection ​​Safety (WPS)​ rule has NOT been officially delayed, regardless of what

Thrush Aircraft delivers 100th 510G

Major milestone reached as GE-powered agricultural aircraft continues to be a favorite with both pilots and operators worldwide. (Albany, GA) As the Thrush factory’s large delivery hangar doors slid open

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Air Tractor 502XP Now in Africa

Noordbrug, South Africa — Air Tractor President, Jim Hirsch and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engine representatives, Ryan Densham and Mike Lee , were on hand for the delivery of

The thrust evolution of the FU-24

The energy level of the basic FU-24 airframe has been transformed with respect to its overall performance, as compared to the early 225 and 240 bhp models which we flew

Avoid temperature inversions

What is a temperature inversion, and how does it affect drift? There are many misconceptions and erroneous opinions. Without an inversion, or under normal conditions, the temperature is highest near

The perfect turbine barbecue recipe

Here is a very good recipe for barbecuing your turbine engine. Ingredients: • One turbine engine • One low battery • One quart of fuel • 20 seconds of rapid

 

AirFire & Forestry

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Overall, the U.S. fire activity has been very light since

NCFS takes delivery of AT-802F 0

by Bill Lavender From a modest beginning in the 1940s,

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

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

Latin America

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Plantando maníes en gran medida 0

por Bill Lavender Graham (mi hijo) y yo tuvimos la

Eventos em Brasília marcam os 70 anos da aviação agrícola brasileira 0

As comemorações pelos 70 anos da aviação agrícola brasileira tiveram

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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 1

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

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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