March2015


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March2015

Forest fire protection in Uruguay

Uruguay is a South American country situated east of the South Cone (the southern end of South America, as referred to by locals), between Brazil and Argentina, occupying more than 17 million hectares of which all is mostly dedicated to agricultural production, the main source of income for the country. In the past 30 years, due to a specific policy aimed at promoting forestry, more than one million hectares of forests were planted, mostly pine and eucalyptus trees.

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Understanding Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In reports

Adapted from a factsheet by Scott Bretthauer of the University of Illinois

Operation S.A.F.E. clinics are not required, but are a great way for ag aviators to access experts who will help you to correctly set up your aircraft to maximize your spray performance. If you have a new airplane, or if it has been a year or two since your last clinic, it’s probably a good idea to attend a clinic. Interpreting the fly-in report may seem difficult, with terms like “CV”, “VMD” and “histograms” to describe your spray pattern. This month we are going to explain the terminology and break down the process so you can understand it.

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AgAir Update's sister publication, heliweb, attends 2015 HAI HeliExpo.

Learn what's going on in the helicopter industry.

AgAir Update's sister publication, heliweb, just returned from a information-filled week in Orlando, FL attending the 2015 HAI HeliExpo. heliweb is a online media resource for the helicopter industry that includes a helicopter-specific website, digital magazine and classified system.

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FAA releases small UAS rule; NAAA disappointed by its absence of safety

The FAA announced its long-awaited proposal for regulating small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) on Feb. 15, and unfortunately it lacks adequate provisions to safeguard low-level manned aircraft that NAAA has been advocating to the FAA over the past two years.

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