Posts From Bill Lavender

Dauntless Air transitions new pilots to the Fire Boss

3 months ago 0

By Bill Lavender Dauntless Air and Fire Boss LLC, an affiliated company of Wipaire Inc., all  based in Minnesota, have teamed up to provide training for

Georgia Forestry Commission buys two Switchbacks

3 months ago 1

Recently, the Georgia Forestry Commission advanced its aerial firefighting program with the purchase of two new 510G Switchback Thrushes. The aircraft were introduced to Georgia

Radial engines continue taking to the sky in Brazil

4 months ago 0

Although the radial engine for an ag-plane in the United States was the mainstay before the advent of turbine powered ag-aircraft, the engine never gained

Our losses

5 months ago 2

Sometimes you don’t realize how important somebody is to you, until you lose them. It often takes a few days to understand what has happened.

Find your friends

7 months ago 0

Today, our industry is fortunate enough to have sophisticated GPS units that can track ag-aircraft in real time using the Internet. However, not all ag-aircraft

Harvey, Irma and Maria affect ag operators

9 months ago 0

Two historical events happened this past summer when two hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, within two weeks of each other made landfall on U.S. crops and

Remember where you are

1 year ago 0

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”

1 year ago 1

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

1 year ago 0

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

1 year ago 0

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

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