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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 a flying service to be involved with the local community. But, the rewards can be

Big drop, little drop and drift mitigation adjuvants

Mitigating spray drift is a major issue today for the ag aviation industry. Proper equipment setup and application technique are essential and help greatly, but only get you so far because they do not control how common tank-mix ingredients change

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


We humans are creatures of habit. We like things to follow a specific pattern and current. Repetitious days where everything fits, as long it doesn’t become monotonous. We like things to change up just a little, but not much. Only

NAAA and NAAREF boards review policies and programs at spring meeting

NAAA and the National Agricultural Aviation Research and Education Foundation (NAAREF) held their spring board meetings Feb. 17–18 at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Va. More than a hundred board and committee members traveled to the nation’s capital region to

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.

Meet NAAA’s 2017 Leadership Team

The National Agricultural Aviation Association is pleased to announce its 2017 officer team, led by NAAA President Dominique Youakim. Serving alongside Youakim are Vice President Gary Jerger, Secretary Mark Kimmel and Treasurer Jim Perrin. Let’s meet this year’s officers, shall

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

Spray low, but not too low

Spray low, but not too low By John Garr and Jerry Green, GarrCo Products Applying a low spray volume is more efficient. The less water you spray, the more efficient your applications are from a time and cost perspective. Lower

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