Morris Ag-Air, leading the way in the American Southwest
Yuma Arizona is an agricultural contradiction. The primary growing season is late fall and winter. While the rest of the country is dealing with ice and snow, Yuma is living up to its claim as the lettuce capital of the world. Produce is grown here; enough to stock the shelves of supermarkets around the country and in places around the world. Here, aerial application is growers preferred choice of crop protection and none other is better at it than Miles Morris of Morris Ag Air Southwest.
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Air Tractor AT-802A #500 Delivered To Its New Owner
Olney, TEXAS – According to Air Tractor, Inc. President Jim Hirsch, the company's popular single-seat 800-gallon capacity 802 series aircraft reached another milestone April 4th. On this cool, windy and cloud-covered Thursday, S/N 802A-0500 was delivered to its new owner. The proud owner of the 500th AT-802A is Drew Spidahl, owner of Ag-Tech Air, LLC in Lena, Illinois. Air Tractor dealer Harley Curless of Farm Air, Inc. placed the order and completed the sale in mid February. Harley and son Joe were on hand at Air Tractor with Drew and his father Kay to take delivery of the aircraft. This marks the 500th aircraft produced in the 802 series for ag and firefighting work.
NAAREF’s Fly Safe Messages Make Great Bulletin Board Material
It’s probably fair to say aerial applicators have never had more information available to help them make safe, accurate and efficacious applications than they do now. From advanced GPS capabilities to aerial spray nozzle models and weather data at your fingertips, 21st century ag pilots are privy to a sea of data, along with a slew of legal, environmental and customer-driven requirements. It can be a lot to process at times, which is why the National Agricultural Aviation Research & Education Foundation (NAAREF) subscribes to the K.I.S.S. method (Keep It Simple, Stupid) when it comes to dispensing its Fly Safe messages, a series of helpful and timely safety reminders sent to operators and pilots throughout the spring and summer flying season. .