Posts From Bill Lavender

Find your friends

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

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

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

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