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Pratt & Whitney Canada’s FAST™ Solution to help reduce costs and optimize aerial application operations

LONG BEACH, California – (December 5, 2016) – Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC’s) turnkey FAST™ (Flight, Acquisition, Storage and Transmission) solution is being readied for P&WC PT6A-powered agricultural aircraft following advanced prognostic health management  trials with two agricultural customers: Field

New Air Tractor electrocoating system to be operational in 2017

Long Beach, CA—At the National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention in Long Beach, California, Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch announced the Olney, Texas aircraft manufacturer is midway through installation of a new electrocoating primer system. Electrocoating (E-coat) is a method of

The Dose Makes the Poison

The Dose Makes the Poison By John Garr and Jerry Green, GarrCo Products A Swiss doctor named Paracelsus said, “All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy.”

Looking into the future of precision application. – An update from AgNav

Looking into the future of precision application. – An update from AgNav by Greg Hollyer, Ag-Nav Inc. With another successful season in the books, AgNav will start looking into the future to new navigation and flow control technologies that are

Q&A with FAA

Q1. When I was a child I was prescribed medications for ADHD (Ritalin or Adderall) but I haven’t had a prescription for years. Can I still get a medical certificate? A1. Yes, it is still possible to get a medical

Airworthiness Directives What is the Process, and Why are they Important?

Airworthiness Directives What is the Process, and Why are they Important? Is a mechanic or maintenance facility responsible for maintaining my aircraft in an airworthy condition? As a student pilot, I asked my flight instructor for the answer. He said,

2016 – A year in review

January Each year with the December edition, AgAir Update looks back at its feature cover stories of the previous 11 months. Beginning with the January edition, contributing AgAir Update writer Alan McCracken visits with a large Brazilian farming operation (120,000

Snow S-2A Airplane Restoration Memorial Fund Seeks New Donations

Eight years ago, NAAA established the Kenny Hirsch & Brandon Carter S-2A Airplane Restoration Memorial Fund after Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch lost his 20-year-old son, Kenny Hirsch, in an accident. Kenny and his best friend Brandon Carter both lost

Tri-County Ag on display in Colorado

Editor’s Note: Often times, spectacular images appear in the many news feeds that AgAir Update monitors about agricultural aviation. Such was the case for these images captured by Laura Haywood of Mountain Girl Photography. Laura visually tells the story of

What’s Happening with Dicamba Drift?

What’s Happening with Dicamba Drift? By John Garr and Jerry Green, GarrCo Products Other than the news about the impending huge mergers, the biggest chemical news this summer has been about the large amount of drift from illegal applications of

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