Press Releases

Nebraska’s Brent Stewart named “Airman of the Year”.

Each year the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association presents its most distinguished award, Airman of the Year, to one of its members who has shown outstanding dedication and support to the agricultural aviation industry. Stewart attended Western Nebraska Technical College in

Arkansas Agricultural Aviation Association golf tournament raises $3,000 for children’s hospital. 

On Friday, February 3, 2017 members of the Arkansas Agricultural Aviation Association’s Ag Aviation Golf Tournament Committee presented a check to Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) for $3,000. The proceeds were raised during the 2nd Annual Ag Aviation Golf Tournament, a

NCFS takes delivery of AT-802F

by Bill Lavender From a modest beginning in the 1940s, the North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) aviation program has grown into a formidable fire management tool. The original force was composed of Piper observation planes and surplus Navy N3Ns, used

Thrush 510P earns 10,500 lbs. gross weight certification

Certification applies to all new Thrush aircraft – as well Thrush 510P’s built from 2006 forward and modified with new kit coming from the company. (Albany, GA) With the stroke of a pen on an official document, the FAA has

AT-802 type rating exemption endorsement changes

UPDATE 2/18/17: AT-802 Exemption AMENDED! The latest update from the FAA and Air Tractor regarding the changes to the AT-802 type rating exemption are: • The CFI requirement for anyone who delivers the FAA Approved Ground Training Program remains intact.

Lane Aviation Delivers 502XP

DeWayne O’Brien of O’Brien Flying Service based in Iowa, Louisiana takes delivery of a new Air Tractor 502XP with the new PT6A-140AG engine from Logan and Grant Lane of Lane Aviation in Rosenberg, Texas. O’Brien Flying Service pilot Charlie Bourne

BASF Renews Financial Incentives for Operation S.A.F.E. Participation

NAAA announced recently that BASF has renewed its commitment to offer financial incentives to 2017 NAAA members who participate in Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-In clinics. Participating aerial applicators can earn up to $225 in rebates reimbursing them for their NAAA membership

Junge Control adds distribution supply chain

Junge Control began automating agricultural blending systems in 1979. They soon invented the “Junge Weigh” system, an extremely accurate and flexible scale/blend system that changed the standard of measuring precision inputs. Junge Control started as a company specializing in custom

EPA Requires Stronger Standards for Applying the Riskiest Pesticides

Improved training and minimum age requirements will help protect people and the environment. WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides that are not available for purchase by the general public, and require

AAAA Hosts Arkansas Ag Secretary

AAAA Hosts Arkansas Ag Secretary On December 9th several members of the AAAA hosted Arkansas Ag Secretary and the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics at Tommy’s Flying Service in Sherrill. Tommy Anderson, Michael Hutchins, Jerald Burns, Derek Hallum, Brian Hawkins, David

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