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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.

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

The perfect turbine barbecue recipe

Here is a very good recipe for barbecuing your turbine engine. Ingredients: • One turbine engine • One low battery • One quart of fuel • 20 seconds of rapid temp rise • 30 seconds of concentration • One quart

Obituary for Eddie Henry Andrews

Obituary for Eddie Henry Andrews By Bruce Andrews December 6, 2016 started as usual here at Bruce’s Flying Service, Inc. But, quickly changed with the passing of Eddie Andrews. Eddie and I started working together 37 years ago here in

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

Now is the time to determine what adjuvants you need

By John Garr and Jerry Green, GarrCo Products If you have not already done so, now is the time to determine how you are going to use adjuvants next season. Adjuvants do a lot of useful things, but figuring out

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

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