|Hershey Flying Service under new ownership
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|Hershey Flying Service was established in 1949 by Pete and Floyd Rouche as an aerial application business. Pete and Floyd would start the season in the southern states and eventually find their way back to Nebraska providing aerial application along the way. In 1969 the brothers purchases their first AgCat and fell in love with the aircraft. In 1974 Pete and Floyd decided to retire from the aerial application buisness and go strictly into rebuilding aircraft. Their plane of choice was of course the Grumman AgCat. They were responsible for building all their jigs and fixtures for the aircraft, a skill they both learned working in California at the aircraft bomber factories during World War II. Pete worked on B-17's and Floyd worked on A-25's.
Today Hershey Flying Service is responsible for many STC modifications to the AgCat, along with holding numerous PMA replacement parts to support the fleet. Hershey has become the premier repair facility for AgCats with a customer base made up of the US, Canada and numerous other countries all over the world.
On March 25, 2011 Hershey Flying Service was sold to Jared Storm of Storm Flying Service Wahoo, Nebraska. Jared is looking to expand Hershey's capabilities concentrating on supporting the AgCat fleet, but also looking to support other ag aircraft models. Dave Crankshaw will continue to manage the Hershey facility and provide excellent service to all our customers. Hershey Flying Service truly is " Everything AgCat....and more."
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