Posts From Bill Lavender

Remember where you are

The business of aerial application, or even general aviation, can be a dangerous endeavor. There is very little margin for error, which often can be

A Thrush is “reborn”

AgAir Update completes an evaluation flight of the Ultra Thrush It was in 2010 that Thrush Aircraft introduced a new engine mount design for the

Plantando maníes de gran manera

por Bill Lavender Graham (mi hijo) y yo tuvimos la suerte de poder visitar a uno de los mayores productores de maní de Argentina a

Ipanema EMB203 evaluation flight

I have lost count of how many different ag aircraft that I have had the pleasure to conduct evaluation flights in over the years. It

What’s in store for this month

In this month’s edition of AgAir Update, the cover story is about my evaluation flight of Embraer’s redesigned Ipanema EMB203 aircraft. Without hesitation, I can

Advancing agriculture with young people

Good community relations for an ag-operation can often be the means to spelling success. It takes a special effort outside the daily tasks of running

Dangerous ground operations

I came across a friend of mine a few years ago that I noticed looked different from in the past. I didn’t often see this

How much does it cost?

Are you ready for a contestable, detailed dissertation on the per hour costs of running an ag operation? Do you believe it is a function

The essence of Keep Turning…

The essence of Keep Turning… One day while driving to the office, I saw the 510P Thrush I used to fly turning over the treetops.

The normalization of deviance

The normalization of deviance When you have invested a couple hours of your time listening to a speaker, it is always good that you take

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