September 2015

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September 2015

Going out with a bang - 2015 Fire Season

I have always said that there is no such thing as a normal or average fire season. Each one has its own personality and set of memories that are imbedded with those that participated. The 2015 season was no exception. It started out exceptionally slow in the Southwestern Region with below average fire activity and an early monsoon season putting an end to it before it really got started. Alaska made the headlines early with more than five million acres burning out of control across the state in a seemingly impossible fire storm. As thousands of firefighters rushed north to help in the conflagration, the rest of the nation sat idly by waiting on a fire season that seemed would never come.

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Open for business: Air Tractor opens avionics shop

A new 375-square-foot Avionics Shop has just begun operations inside Plant 1 at Air Tractor. According to Avionics Shop Supervisor Jimmy Williams, this facility makes it possible to provide Air Tractor customers a complete, installed and tested avionics package when their aircraft leaves the factory.

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Agriculture, aerial applicators and airports

How do aerial applicators play into the importance of the nation's airports and agriculture production?

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AgAir Update hosting its 3rd Open House & Hangar Party

In the spirit of the NAAA convention in Savannah, Georgia and good Southern hospitality, AgAir Update is hosting our 3rd Open House event Friday, December 4, 2015. Fly-in to the KPXE (Perry-Houston County Airport) and taxi up to the AgAir Update hangar or drive-in to Perry, GA (on Interstate 75, 90 miles south of Atlanta) and park at the AgAir Update hangar. Savannah is only a two-hour drive from Perry!

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